Windows 2000 Server and Windows .NET Server provide a number of core and enterprise technology foundations that the .NET Enterprise Servers rely on. The close integration between the .NET Enterprise Servers and the Windows operating system provides you with smoother security, better monitoring capabilities, and much more. However, because the .NET Enterprise Servers rely so much on Windows, you have to make sure you include Windows's needs and capabilities in any design that includes .NET Enterprise Servers. Windows features such as clustering, performance monitoring, security, and so forth require careful planning so that your .NET Enterprise Servers can work at maximum efficiency and with a minimum of administrative effort. In this chapter, you learned about the various technologies that Windows provides for the .NET Enterprise Servers to build upon. You also learned how to install, configure, and manage enterprise technologies such as clustering, IIS, Certificate Services, Terminal Services, and more.