Federal Server Core Configuration (FSCC): A High-Level Overview of the Value and Benefits of Deploying a Single, Standard, Enterprise-Wide Managed Server Environment
The concept of enhancing server and network security, while also reducing the total cost of ownership, first took shape on a large enterprise scale in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). It began as a follow-on project to the USAF's pioneering work on desktop standardization that grew into Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). During 2007 and 2008, the USAF, partnering with Microsoft, has led the effort to develop standard Windows Server 2003 configurations and, very recently, Windows Server 2008 configurations. Microsoft Federal, at the request of several other federal agencies, has built on the USAF's foundational work to produce Federal Server Core Configuration (FSCC) as a proposed standard until such time as the federal government produces their own formal configuration.