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Windows Server 2003 on HP ProLiant Servers

By Gary L. Olsen, Bruce Howard

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Oct 21, 2004

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND PROLIANT SERVERS.

1. What's New in Windows Server 2003 and in ProLiant Architecture and Tools.

Active Directory (AD)

Networking

Security

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

New Features in ProLiant Architecture and Tools

References

2. Introduction to ProLiant Servers.

A Brief Look at ProLiant History

The ProLiant and Windows Partnership

Microsoft's Systems Architecture

The Evolving ProLiant Server Product Line

Continuity and Component Commonality on ProLiant

ProLiant Models and Generations

ProLiant Reliability and Advanced Memory Features

Storage Options

ProLiant Software Tools and Utilities

Server Deployment

System Management

Summary

References

II. MIGRATION AND ASSESSMENT PLANNING.

3. Migration Planning: Business and Technical.

Building a Business Plan: Cost Savings and Return   on Investment

Building a Business Case

Windows Server 2003 Functional Levels

Migration Methodologies

Migration Tools

Migration Case Studies

Migration-The Big Picture

Summary

References

4. Assessment of the Enterprise.

The Assessment Team

Gathering Data for the Assessment

Conducting the Assessment

Defining the Windows 2003 Infrastructure

Infrastructure Impact

Training Requirements

Benefits Analysis and Recommendations

Best Practices

Summary

References

III. DESIGNING THE ACTIVE DIRECTORY.

5. Active Directory Logical Design.

The Design Team

Logical Structure Design

Security Planning and Design

Replication Topology

File Replication Service (FRS) Design and Implementation

Summary

References

6. The Physical Design and Developing the Pilot.

Analysis and Documentation of the Existing Network

Server Placement

Network Services

Time Services

File and Print Services

Selection of ProLiant Servers for the Enterprise

Build Guides

The Pilot

Design Documentation

Summary

References

IV. DEPLOYMENT, MANAGEMENT AND DISASTER RECOVERY.

7. ProLiant Server Installation and Deployment.

Installation of Windows Server 2003

SmartStart Installation Paths

Upgrading to Windows 2003

Upgrading from Windows NT 4.0

Upgrading from Windows 2000

ProLiant Essentials Software

SmartStart and Management CDs

Server Setup and Installation

ProLiant Server Software and Drivers Web Site

Summary

References

 8. ProLiant Management Tools.

HP ProLiant Essentials Performance Management Pack

HP ProLiant Essentials Workload Management Pack

SmartStart Scripting Toolkit

HP Systems Insight Manager

Summary

References

9. ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP).

Key Benefits and Features

RDP Architecture and Deployment Planning

RDP-Windows Edition Architecture

Implementation Examples

Installation Requirements

Introduction to the RDP

Using the RDP

Understanding the ProLiant Integration Module

Understanding the Deployment Server Directory Structure

Customizing the Provided Jobs, Scripts, Tools, and Configuration Files

Deploying Servers that Boot from a SAN with the RDP

Licensing

Recommended Documents and Additional Information

References

10. System Administration.

Monitoring Active Directory (AD) Infrastructure

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

Bulk Import and Export of AD Objects

ProLiant Management Tools

Troubleshooting AD

Troubleshooting ProLiant

Summary

References

11. Disaster Recovery.

The Disaster Recovery Plan

Backing Up AD

Simple Repair of AD

Restore of AD

ProLiant and Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Case Study

Summary

References

V. BUSINESS APPLICATIONS AND SOLUTIONS.

12. Migrating to Exchange 2003.

Choosing to Move to Exchange 2003

Planning the Move to Exchange 2003

Conducting the Technical Assessment of the   Current Environment

The Exchange Design

Outlook 2003-Features and Improvements

Exchange Server Sizing and Placement

Exchange on ProLiant Servers

Summary

References  

13. High Availability in Windows Server 2003.

Microsoft Cluster Technologies Update

Getting to Clustered Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) Improvements

Network Load Balancing (NLB)

Application Center Server

High-Availability Clusters on ProLiant Servers

Summary

References

14. Remote Access Service.

What Is a Virtual Private Network?

Installing Windows Server 2003 as an IAS Server to Support   the VPN Server

Installing Windows Server 2003 as a VPN Server

Using the Connection Manager Administrators Kit

Summary

References

15. Terminal Services for Windows Server 2003.

Benefits of Terminal Services

Client Features

Server Features

Administration Tools

Terminal Server License Server

Designing Terminal Server Infrastructure

Registry Settings

Summary

Resources

References

Appendix A - Case Studies.

Eastman Chemical Company

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

Hewlett-Packard Corporation (HP)

Reed Elsevier

Appendix B - ProLiant Product Details.

ProLiant BL-e Class

ProLiant BL-p Class

Density Optimized ProLiant DL Servers

Maximized for Expansion-ProLiant ML Server

ProLiant 100 Servers

Appendix C - Glossary of Active Directory Replication Terminology.

Active Directory (AD) Replication Terminology

File Replication Service (FRS) Terminology 1104-

Appendix D - Terminal Server Client Error Messages and Troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting General Error Messages

Troubleshooting Licensing Error Messages

Appendix E - Sample VBS.

 

Index.

 

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