How to design a Windows server room

Bernie Klinder, Founder,

A Windows server room is the heart of IT operations. Therefore its design must be well-thought-out and refined before it's built out.

But how do you determine what makes the most efficient setup? How can you plan a Windows server room that will grow as your company's technology needs expand? It is definitely possible to have a configuration that will serve a company for years without requiring a major overhaul or frequent redesigns.

The key: You must understand the crucial elements that go into the server room's design, plan for expansion and growth, and build intelligent overcapacity into the design.

Whether you're starting from scratch or want to revise what's already in place, this eight-step plan can help you design a Windows server room your company will appreciate, and you can be proud of.



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Bernie Klinder, MVP, consultant
Bernie Klinder is a technology consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is also the founder and former editor of, a comprehensive resource index for IT professionals who support Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and BackOffice products. For his contributions to the information technology community, Bernie was selected as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. Copyright 2004 TechTarget

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