The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guide for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services and Active Directory is in beta release.
This great document describes the design process for Microsoft infrastructure technologies and is a successor of the Windows Server System Reference Architecture.
This guide leads the reader step by step through the process of planning a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services infrastructure. The guide addresses the fundamental decisions and tasks involved in:
- Deciding what applications are to be delivered by Terminal Services, and whether or not Terminal Services is the right approach to use.
- Determining the resources needed to employ Terminal Services to serve the selected applications.
- Designing the components, layout, security, and connectivity of the Terminal Services infrastructure.
This guide addresses the following decisions and activities that need to occur in preparing for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services. The 10 steps that follow represent the most critical elements in a well-planned Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services design:
- Step 1: Determine the scope of the presentation virtualization project.
- Step 2: Determine which applications to deliver and how they will be used.
- Step 3: Determine whether Terminal Services can deliver each application.
- Step 4: Categorize users.
- Step 5: Determine the number of terminal server farms.
- Step 6: Map applications and users to farms.
- Step 7: Design the farm.
- Step 8: Determine where to store user data
- Step 9: Size and place the role services for the farm.
- Step 10: Secure the communications.
You can download this great beta document from: http://connect.microsoft.com/default.aspx