Additional resources

The following resources provide additional information about the technologies used with Microsoft Provisioning System.

Microsoft Provisioning System Release Notes
Important product information that is available in the root directory of the installation CD. This includes the most current technical information and Microsoft e-mail contact information.
Service providers
Detailed technical and marketing information for the service provider industry, including business and technical information for application service providers (ASPs). This information is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/).
Application services
Information about application services and Active Directory concepts pertinent to the ASP industry is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/). Topics such as Active Directory forest models are covered in detail.
Security Operations Guide for Windows 2000 Server
Provides security procedures and best practices system administrators can use to improve the security of their operations and Windows 2000–based servers. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/).
Microsoft Solutions Framework
Discusses fundamental processes to consider when planning your deployment. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/).
Windows 2000 features
Details the features of Windows 2000, including Active Directory directory services, Terminal Services, and Web and application services. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site. (http://www.microsoft.com/)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Deployment Planning Guide
Provides important planning and technical product information that can be useful to teams in charge of deploying Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site.(http://www.microsoft.com/)
Active Directory architecture
Introduces Active Directory for network administrators. Explains its architecture and describes how it interoperates with applications and other directory services. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site.(http://www.microsoft.com/)
Secure Internet Information Services 5.0 Checklist
Provides recommendations and best practices you can use to secure a server running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/).
Hosting services
Provides technical information about hosting Internet-hosted messaging and collaboration services on Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site.(http://www.microsoft.com/)
Exchange 2000 Operations Guide
Provides instructions you can use to manage Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server, including procedures for server monitoring, backup, verification of scheduled events, user support, and security. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/).
Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server clusters
with Service Pack 2
Explains how Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server with Service Pack 2 (SP2) uses Windows 2000 Server clustering. Also covers how to plan, create, monitor, and maintain Exchange 2000 Server clusters. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site(http://www.microsoft.com/).
Failover clustering
Provides instructions for creating SQL Server failover clusters. This information is available at the Microsoft Web site. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/)
Other resources
In addition to this Microsoft Provisioning System Operations Guide, other important sources of information for Microsoft Provisioning System include the following: