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Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit: Planning, Testing, and Piloting Deployment Projects

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  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

This book provides guidelines for planning, testing, and piloting the deployment of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional operating systems in medium and large organizations.

  • The first of six books in the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit, this book provides guidelines for planning, testing, and piloting the deployment of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional operating systems in medium and large organizations. IT professionals can use this book to create a comprehensive project plan, which serves as a framework for designing and deploying complex technologies and operating system features. A key component of this book is a roadmap that summarizes each of the chapters in the kit. The roadmap can be used to match business solutions with the design guidelines discussed in the kit. In addition, because testing and piloting are critical tasks in any deployment project, this book contains guidelines for designing and setting up a test lab, testing applications and resolving application compatibility issues, and designing and implementing a pilot project.

    This page contains the following files for download:
    • Book Cover (front)
    • Introduction
    • Ch 1: Planning for Deployment
    • Ch 2: Designing a Test Environment
    • Ch 3: Planning and Testing for Application Deployment
    • Ch 4: Designing a Pilot Project
    • Glossary
    • Index
    • Entire book as a .zip file
    • Job aids and worksheets to use with the book

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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