Planning a Reliable Configuration

Planning a configuration well facilitates data backup and security, maintenance and record-keeping, and the prevention or handling of contingencies, such as system failure or natural disaster. The following discussion includes realistic scenarios and checklists that you can adapt to your organization.

In This Chapter

Planning Considerations

Planning Tasks

Creating a Set of Windows 2000 Setup Floppy Disks

Creating a Windows 2000 Startup Floppy Disk

Planning a Fault-Tolerant Disk Configuration

Avoiding Single Points of Failure

  • For more information about file systems, see "File Systems" in this book.

  • For more information about recovery, see "Repair, Recovery, and Restore" in this book.

  • For more information about security features and policies, see the Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Distributed Systems Guide .