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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-19

Acquiring and setting up the hardware that you need to implement your topology requires that, prior to publishing your topology in Topology Builder, you do the following:

After you complete all of the preparation tasks as described in this topic, but prior to publishing the Topology, you also need to perform the other preparation tasks, including setting up Internet Information Services (IIS), configuring SQL Server, creating and configuring file shares, and configuring hardware load balancing. For details about completing each of these tasks, see Preparing the Production Environment.