Gathering the Information You Need

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Before starting the planning process for a Windows Firewall with Advanced Security deployment, you must collect and analyze up-to-date information about the network, the directory services, and the computers that are already deployed in the organization. This information enables you to create a design that accounts for all possible elements of the existing infrastructure. If the gathered information is not accurate, problems can occur when devices and computers that were not considered during the planning phase are encountered during implementation.

Review each of the following topics for guidance about the kinds of information that you must gather: