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Designing an NT-based Intranet. David Strom [email protected] SD’98 2/13/98. Summary. Focus on publishing process Examine what is available from Microsoft Review other NT-based products. What exactly do you want to do with your intranet?. Web-enable something(s) Share stuff internally

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  • Focus on publishing process
  • Examine what is available from Microsoft
  • Review other NT-based products
what exactly do you want to do with your intranet
What exactly do you want to do with your intranet?
  • Web-enable something(s)
  • Share stuff internally
  • Improve communications
going beyond single person web publishing
Going beyond single-person web publishing
  • Coordinate multiple HTML authors
  • Web front ends to databases
  • Updating specifications, project documents
why use nt
Why use NT?
  • It is cheap and easy to setup
  • Has a decent built-in web server: IIS
  • Tons of applications from Microsoft, others
what comes standard with nt server v4
What comes standard with NT Server v4?
  • DHCP server
  • File, print for Macintosh clients
what else you ll need
What else you’ll need
  • NT Server Resource Kit (4 books, the “real” documentation)
  • NT Options Pack (upgrades and Internet software)
nt options pack
NT Options Pack
  • IIS v4
  • Service Pack 3
  • Transaction Server v2
  • Internet Connection for RAS
  • Site Server Express
  • Web Publishing Wizard
  • IE v4.01 (needed to install all of the above)
iis v4
IIS v4
  • Better content management with MS Management Console
  • Flexible log files and analysis tools
  • More stable
  • Not as CPU-intensive
which site server
Which Site Server?
  • V3 Commerce, in beta, storefront enhancements
  • V2 Standard, has push publishing features
    • Active Channel Server
    • Direct emailer
    • Rules manager
    • SQL Server maintains membership data
web publishing wizard
Web Publishing Wizard
  • Quick and easy way to upload files
  • Works on non-MS web servers
  • Operates both with FTP and HTTP protocols
non microsoft products
Non-Microsoft products
  • Netscape NetShare (free with Suite Spot)
  • Intranetics ($7500)
  • Open Text LiveLink ($75,000 for 100 users)
  • Paradesa ($20,000 and up)
evaluation issues
Evaluation issues
  • Mixture of web and non-web clients
  • Makes use of existing database, web server
  • Do you want to add software to every client?
  • Are you current with versions of your database, web servers?
  • Enables document sharing, multiple authors
  • Java based, works with Suite Spot Enterprise Server3.5
  • Updates links, tracks revisions
  • (hard to find info on it!)
  • Comes with 17 different applications
    • organization charts, expense reports
    • employee directories, job postings, others
  • Completely web-based
  • Fussy, fat, and fragile
    • No bulk import of existing data
    • Difficult installation
  • jdylan/jdylan
  • More workflow management than web publishing
  • Supports both web and non-web clients
  • Need both clients for installing entire software
    • web for document repository
    • non-web for workflows
  • Entirely web-based
  • Comes with several applications
  • admin: guest/guest