Depending on the kind of application you're building with Content Management Server, it can be deployed in a number of ways. We'll start by discussing the various environments that may exist in any scenario. Then, we'll discuss how to combine the various environments for either an intranet or an Internet deployment. Finally, we'll discuss several guidelines for deploying your CMS site.
Before deploying your CMS application, make sure that you fully analyze your requirements. In addition to this book, another resource is Microsoft, which provides best practices in its product documentation and informational articles on http://msdn.microsoft.com or on the Web at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/deploymt/htm/cms_de_deploy_hcte.asp.