Best Practices


It’s always a good thing to stand on the shoulders of giants, and implement technology in a way such that you take advantage of the experience of others.  If only someone collected all of these… er… "Best Practices" into one place! 

Today, I will share the Microsoft Best Practices for Windows Server 2003 (in alphabetical order no less!)

Bonus tip… this is great knowledge to have when going in for a job interview, or when working on a Certification 🙂

Windows Server Best Practices

A

Active Directory Best practices

ATM Best practices

Best practices for Active Directory Domains and Trusts

Best practices for Active Directory Schema

Best practices for Active Directory Sites and Services

Best practices for Active Directory Users and Computers

Best practices for assigning permissions on Active Directory objects

Auditing Security Events Best practices

B

Best practices for Backup

C

Certificate Services Best practices

Certificate Templates Best practices

Connection Point Services Best Practices

D

Best practices for disaster recovery

Best practices for Disk Defragmenter

Best practices for Disk Management

Best practices for Disk Quotas

Best practices for Distributed File System (DFS)

DHCP Best Practices

DNS best practices

E

Encrypting File System best practices

Best practices for implementing security measures

Best practices for selecting and configuring hardware

Best practices for using in-band tools

I

Best practices for installing and upgrading the operating system

IAS Best Practices

IPSec Best practices

L

Best practices for Licensing

Local Users and Groups Best practices

M

Modem best practices

Performance monitoring best practices

N

Network Connections Best Practices

Network Load Balancing Best practices

Network Monitor Best practices

Best practices for Client Service for NetWare

Best practices for NWLink

P

Password Best practices

Performance monitoring best practices

Best practices for permissions and user rights

Best practices for assigning permissions on Active Directory objects

Printing Best practices

R

Registry best practices

Best Remote Access practices

Remote Administration Best practices

Remote Desktop for Administration Best practices

Best practices for Remote Installation Services

Best practices for Remote Storage

Best practices for Removable Storage

Routing best practices

S

Best practices for security

Best practices for Security Configuration and Analysis

Auditing Security Events Best practices

Best practices for Security Settings

Best practices for Security Templates

Server Cluster Best Practices

Services best practices

Services for Macintosh Best practices

Best practices for Shared Folders

Shutdown Event Tracker Best practices

SNMP Best practices

Software Restriction Policies Best Practices

Stored User Name and Password Best practices

Performance monitoring best practices

T

Best practices for TCP/IP

Telephony Best practices

Telnet Server best practices

Terminal Server Best practices

Terminal Services User Properties Best practices

Windows Time Service Best practices

U

Best practices for installing and upgrading the operating system

User Profiles best practices

Best practices for permissions and user rights

V

VPN best practices

W

WINS Best Practices

Comments (3)

  1. chaselton says:

    Do you have a similar list for 2008?  I've been searching for a best practices for performance monitoring for 2008 and keep coming up with the 2003 version.

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