The Windows Server documentation team publishes in the TechNet Library, and we often also publish Word doc versions of the same content for folks who prefer that format. For those who prefer Word, there are now several Windows Server 2008 deployment guides now available for download from TechNet Gallery - The Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide, and some Foundation Network Companion Guides (FNCGs) for those who want to add features and functionality to their foundation network.

Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide. The Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide provides instructions on how to plan and deploy the server roles and features that are required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory® domain in a new forest.

Windows Server 2008 FNCG: Deploying Server Certificates  This companion guide to the Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide provides instructions on how to deploy and autoenroll server certificates with Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Windows Server 2008 FNCG: Deploying Computer and User Certificates   This guide illustrates how you can use client computer and user certificates to allow Network Policy Server (NPS) and Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) to authenticate users and computers.

Windows Server 2008 FNCG: Deploying 802.1X Wired Access   This companion guide to the Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide provides instructions on how to deploy 802.1X authenticated IEEE 802.3 wired Ethernet access by using secure password authentication with PEAP-MS-CHAP v2