Phase One: Planning

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

The information in this section supports the planning that you need to do before you run the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) wizard to create the customized service profiles that you need:

  • Security Information for the Connection Manager Administration Kit. This section provides an overview of basic security considerations when you design and deploy your customized service profiles.

  • Deciding What to Customize. This section provides an overview of the Connection Manager features and functions that can be customized and included in your service profile.

  • Planning for Effective Implementation. This information covers the factors that you should consider before starting the planning for an individual service profile, so you will understand how your decisions will impact the service-profile deliverables. It includes information on the impacts of integrating your service profile with another installation package or otherwise tailoring your delivery and installation methods.

  • Creating Profiles in Multiple Languages. This information covers the factors you should consider when designing a multinational or multilingual deployment of a service profile.

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