Why planning is important

Deploying Centrify software on Windows affects how users access local applications and remote services. These changes will become a critical part of your IT infrastructure and the management of your organization’s resources. Therefore, it is important that you plan and test your deployment strategy and validate the results before placing Centrify components into a production environment.

After you deploy Centrify in a production environment, the rights and roles you define will control whether users can log on and what they can do on specific computers if they are allowed to log on. Because preventing users from accessing critical resources or services can affect business operations, you should analyze the requirements of your environment as thoroughly as possible before moving from a pilot deployment into production.