Chapter 1. Deploy, manage, and maintain servers

Installing servers implies a unitary operation, but deploying servers is something you do often, not just once in a while. You have to install servers reliably and repeatedly, without major user intervention. After the server is deployed, you have to keep it up to date with the latest security, critical, and important updates while minimizing the amount of intervention required. And you have to be able to monitor the server to ensure that it is running efficiently and without major failure events.

This chapter discusses the deployment of Windows Server 2012 R2 by using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to automate the deployment of standard or custom images to servers. It also discusses implementing ...

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