Windows Management Guide

The admin's guide to server consolidation

The term server consolidation can lead to many questions from IT administrators. Where did it come from? What does it mean to me? Which approach to consolidation is the best for my organization? What are the pros and cons? The answers to these questions can be daunting, but help is on the way. In this guide, Danielle and Nelson Ruest break down the basics of server consolidation, and provide the essential steps and strategies every admin needs to successfully reduce server sprawl.

Server consolidation management

Requires Free Membership to View

Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest are IT professionals specializing in systems administration, migration planning, software management and architecture design. They have written several books and are currently working on the Definitive Guide to Vista Migration for Realtime Publishers as well as the Complete Reference to Windows Server Codenamed "Longhorn" for McGraw-Hill Osborne. They have extensive experience in systems management and operating system migration projects. For more tips, write to them at

This was first published in November 2007

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: