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In order to help our customers and partners we have provided the following free automated tools and proven guidance contained within these Virtualization Solution Accelerators to help you assess your current infrastructure, plan and design new infrastructure pieces, secure server roles, and deploy virtualization technologies.
This security guide provides IT professionals like you with guidance, instructions, and recommendations to address your key security concerns around server virtualization.
Download the new Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Solution Accelerator which automates software updates for virtual machines stored in a library managed by Virtual Machine Manager. This solution works with either System Center Configuration Manager 2007 or Windows Server Update Services.
Download this network-wide inventory and assessment tool to determine if your server and desktop infrastructure are ready for server and application virtualization. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool is an enhanced version of Windows Vista Hardware Assessment released in 2007.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design guide Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology enables the reader to rapidly and accurately select which Microsoft virtualization technology or technologies to use for specific scenarios. Check out these other Infrastructure Planning and Design guides:
To address the need for flexibility in management and cost of the desktop, this new Infrastructure planning and design, Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios relate IT and user business requirements for a flexible, efficient, and managed desktop environment to sets of complementary Microsoft technologies. The guide and supporting tool in this Solution Accelerator use the five standard user scenarios, including Office Worker and Mobile Worker, to map requirements to technologies and help with the selection. Read more in the TechNet Library.