Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA)

Version 1.1 of the WSSRA was released to the web for download this morning. The WSSRA deliver architectural guidance on enterprise level IT infrastructure.

Download from


Windows Server System Reference Architecture is a technology architecture that has been rigorously tested and proven in a partnered lab environment to provide exceptional planning and implementation guidance that addresses fundamental infrastructure issues such as availability, security, scalability, and manageability of the platform.

WSSRA consists of the following downloadable packages:

  • Overview Documents
  • Architecture Blueprints
  • Implementation Guides
  • Deployment Toolkit

The Overview Documents provide the supporting information that will aid the understanding of the documentation set and ensure its most effective use within IT infrastructure. The documents included in this download package are as follows:

  • Getting Started
  • Introduction
  • Lab Implementation

Architecture Blueprints provide IT professionals with a common understanding of overriding principles prior to leveraging guidance on specific IT services. This download package includes the following:

  • Introduction to Architecture Blueprints
  • Network Architecture Blueprint
  • Management Architecture Blueprint
  • Application Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint
  • Security Architecture Blueprint
  • Storage Architecture Blueprint

The Implementation Guides provide fully integrated sets of service-specific guidance for each of the services covered as part of WSSRA. Each implementation guide package contains an introduction document, a service blueprint, a planning guide, a build guide, and an operations guide.

The Deployment Toolkit provides all of the low-level scripts, plans, and configuration settings used to build the environment that was used to establish and test the Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The download package contains the following:

  • Build Order Project Plan
  • Equipment Configuration Matrix
  • Low Level Diagram of Services and Components
  • Equipment and Software List
  • Test Scripts
  • Build Scripts
  • Setup Information
Comments (0)

Skip to main content