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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Windows Installation Considerations

Before you deploy Windows, yes!—there’s more planning. Advance preparation might not reduce by much the total time it takes to bring the server online, but it will reduce the number of procedures you have to do, redo, and then do again. Before installing Windows on any computer, you must consider a number of details such as the system requirements, how you want to partition your hard disks, what licensing modes are to be used, and so forth.

Maximizing Server Security

Security is a process that begins when you install an operating system and physically set up the computer. To set up a computer to be as secure as possible, follow these recommendations:

  • Unplug the server from the Internet during Windows setup, ...

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