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Windows 2000 Deployment Guide Part 24: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

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Deploying Microsoft Windows 2000 in an enterprise is a large task with many associated risks and expenses. In this installment, author Dale Holmes discusses the use of a test lab to mitigate the risks and reduce the TCO associated with your Microsoft Windows 2000 deployment.

Words of Advice

If you've been following this series, you know that we've covered many Windows 2000 technologies and offered words of advice on how you might deploy these technologies in your enterprise. You've often been asked to consider the variables in your organization and develop a strategy that makes sense for your unique circumstances. In this article, I offer two suggestions that everyone should follow regardless of their organization's circumstances. Are you ready? Here they are:

    1. Build a test lab!!!

    2. Rigorously test your design!!!

Notice that each suggestion is in bold type and followed by three exclamation points. This should be an indication to you of the extreme significance of these tips. The importance of a test lab and a rigorous test plan cannot be overstated. You'll reap tremendous rewards from testing your Windows 2000 design plan, including the following:

  • Discovering integration issues (incompatibilities)

  • Eliminating design flaws

  • Optimizing performance

  • Developing administrative practices

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