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Network Documentation Workbook


Out of Print

This is the book that has helped thousands of consultants all over the world document their systems, their clients, and their processes.

After fifteen years of amazing sales, The Network Documentation Workbook is now only available inside the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community as a legacy download.

Are you a Computer Consulant or an experienced technician making the move to managed services? This is the perfect book for you!

The book includes step-by-step instructions for documenting networks, and all the forms you need to get started today.



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About the Author

Karl W. Palachuk has built and sold two successful managed service businesses. He is the author of more than twenty books, including . . .

- Managed Services in a Month

- The Network Migration Workbook

- Service Agreements for SMB Consultants

Karl has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars over the last ten years. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree from Gonzaga University and a Master's Degree from The University of Michigan. He is also a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, and is an original member of Microsoft’s Small Business Specialist Advisory Panel.



Selected Forms From The Book:

- Fix-It List Priorities

- Backup Log

- Network Diagram

- Exchange Specifications

- IP Address Allocation

- Machine Spec Sheets

- Firewall Configurations

- Internet Domain Registration Form

- Monthly Maintenance Checklist

I have used it on several networks and I have been pleased with the way it has forced me to reduce to writing many pieces of information that I once carried around in my head. My clients appreciate the results, as do I.

— Robert Nitrio, President
Sacramento SBS Technology Group
and Ranvest Associates, Sacramento, CA



"An essential, handy, ready-to-use reference with immediate ROI — because you don't have to create the forms: Karl's done it for you."

— Harry Brelsford
Author, Windows Small Business
Server Best Practices

and many other books

"The training provided in this book helps companies realize the value of technology."

— Robert Crissman, Microsoft Corporation
General Manager for US Partner Enablement



Network Documentation Workbook

A Guide for Small-Medium Business Windows Administrators

by Karl W. Palachuk


NOTE: This book is no longer in print. Let's be honest: If was ground-breaking in 2005. But now it's out of date.

Please see Karl's Blog Post about this book.

Basically, we've had a nice long run. Maybe someday there will be a version 2.0. But for now, this book is out of print.

If you REALLY want a copy of this book, it is available inside the Small Biz Thoughts Technology Community for members only.


The e-workbook is delivered as:


We all say we need to document that network someday. Well someday is here!

The Network Documentation Workbook came out of the standard procedures of KPEnterprises, a small business consulting firm in Sacramento, CA.

Karl has been a successful network consultant for more than twenty years. The "Consultant Edition" allows you to document all of your clients' networks. You get all the forms on CD-ROM in both Word and PDF format.

You can customize them for your operation, including putting your own logo on the forms.


Product Description

This book is guaranteed to improve your business.

Thousands of companies have used this book to improve and standardize their processes, document their client networks, and take their businesses to the next level -- and so can you!

Book Specs:


Download Table of Contents

Download the Beginning of the Book

View a Sample form (Router Configuration)

  Table of Contents


- What's the password to the firewall?

- Which IP address should I assign to the new printer?

- How much memory's in the boss' PC?

Everyone knows you have to document your network, but everyone hates doing it! The Network Documentation Workbook will make this chore as easy as can be.

The Network Documentation Workbook was developed by Karl W. Palachuk, a successful entrepreneur, network consultant with more than 20 years in the business. In this workbook, Karl presents the forms he has developed over the years to document his clients' networks.

Whether you are a Network Administrator looking to document one domain, or a Professional Consultant looking for a standard approach to documenting dozens of networks, this workbook is for you.

This is not a big fat book of theory. It includes the forms,with explanations and examples, and best practices for documenting small business networks.

Karl's approach is to create a binder that includes all the important documentation for your network: Windows domain information, server configurations, IP addressing, password — Everything! You'll get everything from a Table of Contents to a Monthly Maintenance Checklist, all ready to be copied into your binder.

The Consultant Edition includes a CD with all forms in Word and PDF formats. You can customize the word docs with your logo, etc. The Consultant Edition allows you to document all of your clients' networks.


What They Say About
The Network Documentation Workbook:

"When my laptop got stolen the thing that upset me most was the loss of your Network Documentation Workbook CD-ROM.  My documentation has never looked better!"

— Kristina Baker, MCSE, CCNA, ASE, etc…
System Design Engineer
HealthTech Solutions, Inc.


"We've used Karl's documentation book for roughly three months and in that time we've been:"

— Vlad Mazek,
The SBS Show, Exchange Defender, Own Web Now


"Karl's approach is great. He has taken a monotonous, boring task and turned it into a sales tool."

— Beatrice Mulzer, Author,
Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer & 70-282 Exam Preparation Guide, and other books

"Whether you are a seasoned IT consultant or just starting out, this book will save you precious time in creating a documentation solution for your client's networks. We all say we document our client networks and most of us do in some way, but this book covers everything and gives you a solid foundation to grow from without having to spend the many, many hours it takes to create a good documentation procedure for your business. As the owner of a small IT services firm, this book along with it's documentation gave me a solid foundation for our documentation procedures without spending hours and hours doing it myself. This book is well worth the price!"

— Amy C. Luby
Recognized authority on managed services
and SMB Channel Relations


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