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By clyde.smith ·
I am seeking a template or resource guide for creating and maintaining network documentation for infrastructre and clients. Any suggestions?

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by Admin-Stuart In reply to Network Documentation

Take a look at: http://www.altimatech.com/altimatech/products/MS_Powerpoint.htm
(delet any apces that appear in this URL)

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by Admin-Stuart In reply to Network Documentation

Wait, I've had my second cup of coffee now. That was: DELETE ANY SPACES THAT APPEAR IN THIS URL

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by jereg In reply to Network Documentation

When I create network documentation, I get a binder and put in a table of contents similar to this. Depending on what the network has, I may change a few things, but this is the guideline I start with.

1. IDENTIFICATION. Company name, system admin, date log started.

2. NETWORK INFORMATION. Cabling layouts, placemet of servers, pc's printers, etc. Receipts and warranty info, technical data on network hadware.

3. NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM. Name, version, serial number, user worksheets, Group worksheets, Directory worksheets, Trustee worksheets, user default worksheets.

4. FILE SERVER INFORMATION. File Server worksheets, Physical location, hardware info, restrictions, OS files on the shared disk.

5.VOLUME INFORMATION. Locations,types, sizes.

6. WORKSTATION INFORMATION. Workstation configuration worksheets.

7. PERIPHERAL INFORMATION. printer worksheets, other peripheral worksheets.

8. NETWORK APPLICATIONS. name of app, licensing info, software configuration info.
9. TECHNICAL SUPPORT. Tech support phone numbers for each piece of software and hardware.

10. SYSTEM FAULT TOLERANCE. UPS, RAID, backups and backup plan.

11. ACTIVITY LOG.

This is not perfect in all instances, but it's a good starting point. The worksheets are forms that provide details about a particular item. The data can be anything you think you'll need or that may be relevant.
Hope that helps.

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