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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Assessing Current Systems

It’s a rare company that has a complete inventory of its hardware and software. It’s an even rarer company that knows the rate at which its hardware and software infrastructure changes. You can’t meet grand goals for the future without knowing the facts about the present. Even if you’re sure you want to go to Chicago, you don’t have much hope of getting there unless you know whether you’re currently in Savannah or Seattle. The sections that follow detail the steps for analyzing what you have so that you can determine what you need and how to implement changes.

Documenting the Network

Knowing what hardware and software you have deployed and how that equipment is being used is vital when designing your network and determining ...

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