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Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA)

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  • Language: English

Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA) delivers architectural guidance for the Windows Server 2003 environment. For design guidance for Windows Server 2008 environments, see the Infrastructure Planning and Design link on this page.

  • Note: For Windows Server 2008 environments, see Infrastructure Planning and Design.

    Windows Server System Reference Architecture is a technology architecture that has been rigorously tested and proven in a partnered lab environment to provide exceptional planning and implementation guidance that addresses fundamental Windows Server 2003 infrastructure issues such as availability, security, scalability, and manageability of the platform.

    The Overview Documents provide the supporting information that will aid the understanding of the documentation set and ensure its most effective use.

    Architecture Blueprints provide IT professionals with a common understanding of overriding principles prior to leveraging guidance on specific IT services.

    The Implementation Guides provide fully integrated sets of service-specific guidance for each of the services covered as part of WSSRA. Each implementation guide package contains an introduction document, a service blueprint, a planning guide, a build guide, and an operations guide.

    The Deployment Toolkit provides all of the low-level scripts, plans, and configuration settings used to build the environment in which WSSRA was established and tested.

    Send questions or feedback to us directly at [email protected].


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WSSRA_All_In_One_Download.execd2f88dcfb8c471df0058ae0e9623433dc7873a847.84 MB
WSSRA_An_Overview.exe310b062f252b031b8822d8d4a09634a7e2b82bd71.38 MB
WSSRA_Architecture_Blueprints.exe36fbee4280a3f0225a2c664a8697d316984514973.97 MB
WSSRA_Backup_and_Recovery_Services_Implementation_Guides.exec1d3f23e8b8d049f5d17d5aaa18265e188de6686805 KB
WSSRA_Certificate_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe0822ee3461a0bbd9d07d6c85e79e14cea943a33e927 KB
WSSRA_Computing_Devices_Implementation_Guides.exe570200b37dd75ac05bffa1abf7bd5cd736dabb01402 KB
WSSRA_Data_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe7781a45094658ea5193bcef508ce7b203c9f0cb61.60 MB
WSSRA_Deployment_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe150ab69fbba532425d68c7684df52ee4c62f8472509 KB
WSSRA_Deployment_Toolkit.msi89498165b38ca7976b328dab017baa0014a10c9313.46 MB
WSSRA_Directory_Service_Implementation_Guides.exe0d466de7971655ce2c936b3fd217bccf0b443d291.15 MB
WSSRA_File_and_Print_Services_Implementation_Guides.exeab2008f811b60c6fe0a7629fc546c13a44ff425b1.55 MB
WSSRA_Firewall_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe67b0b3dd2ede59725b7e242da7ed954702f2224a4.38 MB
WSSRA_Infrastructure_Management_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe2d92bace1ef5ce3b5b0e0c8c6c4faba7fafc90b0501 KB
WSSRA_Messaging_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe1d8f1b472282cd46425d29e220cb57021734ad087.12 MB
WSSRA_Middleware_Services_Implementation_Guides.exef68449034551edb32c4c7d5a18de7c977b0ec673921 KB
WSSRA_Network_Devices_Implementation_Guides.execb51d860309b3346502cacd89ff83aa83b12cfbb1.84 MB
WSSRA_Network_Services_Implementation_Guides.exe8cb1f60d32f5804896e64306eac693fa1620e16c2.78 MB
WSSRA_Remote_Access_Services_Implementation_Guides.exedabbdb2da3cbe4bbb6c0a872d5d49a4378d7a7482.43 MB
WSSRA_Storage_Devices_Implementation_Guides.exe140990a49d60d57b894729f47af79d9cecaa7ed11.61 MB
WSSRA_Web_Application_Services_Implementation_Guides.exed5514d2abaab61a0dc3569235ff8766832b0eff91.21 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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