With 2008 R2 coming up (it was RTM’d if you missed that post), the guys over at Microsoft have updated the Infrastructure Planning and Design guides to reflect some of the new features:
- Active Directory Domain Services
- Internet Information Services 7.5
- File Services
- Print Services
in Server 2008R2 or some of the modified features.
These guides outline the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Windows Server 2008 R2. The reader is guided through the multi-step process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Following the steps in these guides will result in a design that is sized, configured, and appropriately placed to deliver the stated business benefits, while also considering the performance, capacity, and fault tolerance of the system.
Further, here are some other resources on Server 2008R2 which might be of interest: