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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Server 2008 Terminal Services and AD Domain Services

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Server 2008 Terminal Services and AD Domain Services

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Beta Announcement:
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for
Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services and Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services 

January 2008..

 

Are you evaluating server technologies in your quest toward a dynamic IT infrastructure? Use the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series guides to make the right decisions about planning infrastructure architecture.

 

The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. This series aims to clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, each addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. All guides share a common structure including:

·         Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process.

·         Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.

·         Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.

·         Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

These guides complement product documentation by exposing and focusing on infrastructure design options.

 

  Accelerator Description

 

Infrastructure Planning and Design: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services

 

This guide leads the reader step by step through the process of planning a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services infrastructure. The guide addresses the fundamental decisions and tasks involved in:

·         Deciding what applications are to be delivered by Terminal Services, and whether or not Terminal Services is the right approach to use.

·         Determining the resources needed to employ Terminal Services to serve the selected applications.

·         Designing the components, layout, security, and connectivity of the Terminal Services infrastructure.

 

Infrastructure Planning and Design: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

 

Active Directory® controls the core security of the Microsoft Windows® network environment. The directory service is responsible for authenticating user and computer accounts within the Active Directory infrastructure. In addition, the directory service provides a mechanism for centralized, delegated administration of resources within the forest.

 

To develop and implement a successful design of Active Directory, numerous questions must be answered and many decisions and strategies must be determined. Considerations for performance, security, manageability, scalability, and many other criteria must be addressed if the design is to be successful.

 

The purpose of this guide is to assist designers in the decision-making process by providing a clear and concise path for designing the Active Directory infrastructure, given the relative context. This guide relies on best practices and real-world experience to offer considerations and alternatives at each point in the design.

 

 

   Infrastructure Planning & Design Beta Releases

 

The Infrastructure Planning and Design Beta Release for Windows Deployment Services is available as an open beta download.

 

To join the Infrastructure Planning and Design Beta program, click here.  If you can’t use this link, go to connect.microsoft.com, click on “Invitations” and enter invitation ID
IPDM-QX6H-7TTV.

 

If you are already in the Beta, click here to download the latest Beta guide.

 

If you have not previously registered with Microsoft Connect, you might be required to do so before you continue to the Beta page.

 

 

   Related Resources

 

 

 

Windows Server 2008 on Microsoft TechNet

 

Windows Server System Reference Architecture for Windows Server 2003 on Microsoft TechNet

 

Solution Accelerators on Microsoft TechNet

 

 

 

Please send your comments and feedback to satfdbk@microsoft.com.

 

 

 

Project Team:

Mary Anne Blake (PDM)

Charles Denny (TPM)

Laurie Dunham (UE,RM)

Mike Kaczmarek (GPM)

Lex Liao (Test Mgr)

Robin Maher (PM)

Fergus Stewart (TPM)


Contributing Partners:

Studio B Productions

 


Find More Solution Accelerators

You can see our full catalog of released Solution Accelerators, including the Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA), here.

 


Additional Solution Accelerator Beta Content

Get an advance look at other Solution Accelerator beta content, including:

 

Microsoft Assessment and Planning

 

Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content provided by Jeff Newfeld 

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