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Building High Availability Windows Server™ 2003 Solutions by Marcin Policht, Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 5. Preparing the Platform for a High-Performance Network

Introduction

Architecting for high availability Windows Server 2003 solutions requires vigorous planning and design. In this chapter, we cover what you need to do to prepare the platform (network operating system, Active Directory, and networking infrastructure) for your high-performance, fail-safe systems.

At first glance, this chapter may look like it belongs in a book on Windows networking and Active Directory. However, you cannot hope to be successful building a system of cluster servers, load-balanced clusters, redundant or high-performance server systems without first laying down a solid foundation. Every aspect of Windows infrastructure services, networking services, security, ...

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