My apologies for the long delay in getting this out. This is a sanitized version of my Server Staging Checklist for Windows 2000/2003 servers. I use this as a guide when staging new servers to prevent missing those little detail tweaks. The original document was developed as part of a comprehensive set of policies and procedures at my former company to promote standard server builds throughout my line of business. I used our corporate server groups document as a basis and modified and added to it to suit our environment. You may have different requirements in your organization, but hopefully it will serve as a foundation for you.

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Windows Server Staging Procedure


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    June 26th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks Keith I really needed this today – I’ve not looked through it yet but will provide feedback. Would the wiki be a good place for feedback/discussion on this?

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    June 26th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    That would be great Andy. I’ve created a new page on the wiki just for this discussion.

    I look forward to your feedback.

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