The intended audience for this guide is the IT professional responsible for testing, piloting, and rolling out an Active Directory design.
Introduction About this Guide Active Directory Design: Key Concepts Part I: Determining the Number of Forests in Your Organization Determining the Number of Forests for Your Organization Part II: Creating the Forest Design Creating a Domain Design Creating a DNS Design for Active Directory Creating an Organizational Unit Design Creating a Site Topology Implementing Your Design Part III: Worksheets Number of Forests in Your Organization Worksheets Active Directory Forest Design Worksheets With the Active Directory service of Windows® 2000, organizations can simplify user and resource management while creating a scalable, secure, and manageable infrastructure for deploying additional important and emerging technologies.
Each member should record his or her design decisions in the worksheets provided.
It may also be helpful to cut and paste from this guide into your design document so that new project members can understand previous design decisions.
These roles range from managing Windows networks to supporting directory-enabled e-commerce applications.
However, the way you intend to use Active Directory will affect the way that you make important design and deployment decisions.
This guide combines business and technical guidance to minimize the time and effort required to implement the Active Directory directory service.This guide provides a step-by-step methodology based on best practices learned from customers that have already deployed Active Directory in their organizations.It provides all the tasks and decisions you need to develop an Active Directory design to manage Windows networks.You should not proceed with the next step or task until you have completed the worksheets provided and had all responsible individuals approve the design choices.Each worksheet builds on the information and decisions recorded in the previous worksheet.