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Designing an NT-based Intranet. David Strom david@strom.com 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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Designing an NT-based Intranet

David Strom

david@strom.com

SD’98 2/13/98


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Summary

  • Focus on publishing process

  • Examine what is available from Microsoft

  • Review other NT-based products


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What exactly do you want to do with your intranet?

  • Web-enable something(s)

  • Share stuff internally

  • Improve communications


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Going beyond single-person web publishing

  • Coordinate multiple HTML authors

  • Web front ends to databases

  • Updating specifications, project documents


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Why use NT?

  • It is cheap and easy to setup

  • Has a decent built-in web server: IIS

  • Tons of applications from Microsoft, others


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What comes standard with NT Server v4?

  • DHCP server

  • File, print for Macintosh clients


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What else you’ll need

  • NT Server Resource Kit (4 books, the “real” documentation)

  • NT Options Pack (upgrades and Internet software)


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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)


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IIS v4

  • Better content management with MS Management Console

  • Flexible log files and analysis tools

  • More stable

  • Not as CPU-intensive


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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

  • www.microsoft.com/siteserver


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Web Publishing Wizard

  • Quick and easy way to upload files

  • Works on non-MS web servers

  • Operates both with FTP and HTTP protocols


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Non-Microsoft products

  • Netscape NetShare (free with Suite Spot)

  • Intranetics ($7500)

  • Open Text LiveLink ($75,000 for 100 users)

  • Paradesa ($20,000 and up)


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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?


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NetShare

  • Enables document sharing, multiple authors

  • Java based, works with Suite Spot Enterprise Server3.5

  • Updates links, tracks revisions

  • www.netscape.com (hard to find info on it!)


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Intranetics

  • 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

  • marketing.intranetics.com jdylan/jdylan


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LiveLink

  • 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

  • www.opentext.com/livelink/otm_ll_test.html


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Paradesa

  • Entirely web-based

  • Comes with several applications

  • www.paradesa.com/intranet/index1.cfm

  • admin: guest/guest