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  • Question

  • Hello,
    I have need for technical documeation of an IT infrastructure in company I'm going to administer.
    I'm not really sure what should be in that documentation. 
    Can anyone point me to some example of that kind documentation?
    I would really appreciated any help.
    Regards
    Friday, July 24, 2009 1:24 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    a very simple one:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC300056291033.aspx

    If you start with that one and add all used hardware and software on the differnet machines in detail, you have a baisc one. Then add your ways to handle backups, information about shared folders and permissions, Group policies and scripts you are running. And so you can go on with all needed server roles like AD, DHCP, DNS, Mail services, firewalls etc. etc.
    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Friday, July 24, 2009 7:30 PM
  • hi,

    here is a good document that I used in my environment ;

    http://www.cozumpark.com/files/folders/yuklemeler/entry113635.aspx

    regards,


    Mumin CICEK | Exchange - MVP | www.cozumpark.com | www.mumincicek.com
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 8:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Take look at how you can utilize the MOF (Microsoft Operation Framework) for your enviroment.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc506049.aspx


    Harris Mutu
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Monday, December 7, 2009 2:06 AM
  • Documentation is always one of the most overlooked areas of an IT infrastructure.  I have used this tool for years and there are various iterations of it out on the internet. 

    It is called SYDI-Server

    It will build you .XML files with your machine configurations.  It also includes XML-Word Converters to build your documents + It will build an IP MAP and Server / App / VLAN Layout in XLS.

    Check it out you won't be disappointed.

    http://sydiproject.com/download/

    Dave Kawula - Principal Consultant
    TriCon Technical Services Inc.
    www.triconts.com
    dkawula@triconts.com

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:13 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    a very simple one:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC300056291033.aspx

    If you start with that one and add all used hardware and software on the differnet machines in detail, you have a baisc one. Then add your ways to handle backups, information about shared folders and permissions, Group policies and scripts you are running. And so you can go on with all needed server roles like AD, DHCP, DNS, Mail services, firewalls etc. etc.
    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Friday, July 24, 2009 7:30 PM
  • hi,

    here is a good document that I used in my environment ;

    http://www.cozumpark.com/files/folders/yuklemeler/entry113635.aspx

    regards,


    Mumin CICEK | Exchange - MVP | www.cozumpark.com | www.mumincicek.com
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 8:51 AM
  • Hello,
    thank you for your reply. I hope it will be uefull but I have to wait untill monday becaue i dont have an Office 2007 installed.
    Anyway, I'll let you know.
    Regards
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:00 AM
  • Hello,
    Thank you for your replay. I think this is not what I'm looking for. Your tip i good for control and maitenence but I need technical docs for whole infratructure.
    Regars
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:01 AM
  • Hi,

    Take look at how you can utilize the MOF (Microsoft Operation Framework) for your enviroment.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc506049.aspx


    Harris Mutu
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Monday, December 7, 2009 2:06 AM
  • Documentation is always one of the most overlooked areas of an IT infrastructure.  I have used this tool for years and there are various iterations of it out on the internet. 

    It is called SYDI-Server

    It will build you .XML files with your machine configurations.  It also includes XML-Word Converters to build your documents + It will build an IP MAP and Server / App / VLAN Layout in XLS.

    Check it out you won't be disappointed.

    http://sydiproject.com/download/

    Dave Kawula - Principal Consultant
    TriCon Technical Services Inc.
    www.triconts.com
    dkawula@triconts.com

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:22 PM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:13 AM
  • Hi All,

     Is there any new tool i can use to document?

    AS

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:51 AM
  • Can you help me. Kindly tell me which template to use from the link to make a documentation on Infrastructure for an IT company
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:53 AM