This section provides Best Practices information that should be used when planning your implementation of Centralized Management. To obtain maximum benefit for your hosting environment, these guidelines should be considered for all your servers, regardless of their function in your centrally managed deployment.

Although the specifics may differ in how you adopt these practices between different servers, the concepts discussed will help you improve security across your entire centrally managed deployment.

For additional best practices that focus on Active Directory, see Active Directory Best Practices.