The Solution Accelerators Group at Microsoft have released updated versions of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit and Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides for Windows Server 2008 R2.

·        The MAP Toolkit version 4.0 is available here.

The MAP Toolkit 4.0 is an integrated planning toolkit that makes it easier for Microsoft customers and partners to quickly identify what clients, servers, and network devices are in their IT environment. This agentless and scalable toolkit has the ability to discover all computers within Active Directory and workgroup environments. It performs key functions that include hardware, device, and software inventory, hardware compatibility analysis, virtualization readiness planning, and generation of actionable, environment-specific IT proposals for migration to most major Microsoft technologies.

·        The IPD guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 are available here.

The IPD guides outline the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Windows Server 2008 R2. The reader is guided through the multi-step process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Following the steps in these guides will result in a design that is sized, configured, and appropriately placed to deliver the stated business benefits, while also considering the performance, capacity, and fault tolerance of the system.

For more information about Windows Server Solution Accelerators for Windows Server 2008 R2, click here.

 

Joe Davies
Principal Technical Writer
Windows Server Networking Documentation Team