Just an FYI that we recently released a new Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2.  So what's an Infrastructure Planning and Design guide?  Glad you asked.  Here's the official description:

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series provides guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products. The series is a collection of documents that leads the reader through a sequence of core decision points to design an infrastructure for Microsoft products. It also provides a means to validate design decisions with the business to ensure that the solution meets the requirements for both business and infrastructure stakeholders.

The details and a download link for the Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2 are below:


Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2

This guide enables you to quickly select which Configuration Manager features your organization needs in order to meet business requirements. It walks you through the process of determining which site roles are required in order to support those features, making this a less daunting task. The guide drives you through Configuration Manager infrastructure design decisions in a logical, sequential order. It accelerates the infrastructure design process by leveraging best practice guidance from the product group and subject matter experts. Using this guide can help you make the best decisions for successfully optimizing your infrastructure to best meet business requirements. Download this guide now.


J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer