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Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure by Tim Ferrill, Paul Ferrill

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Chapter 5. Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical)

The previous chapter covered Active Directory’s logical structure, which is built using objects such as forests, domains, and organizational units (OUs). Whereas the logical makeup of Active Directory is primarily used to create a management structure for applying Group Policy and delegation of permissions, the physical structure is used to shape and manage replication and authentication traffic.

To authenticate to Active Directory, users must be able to contact a domain controller. SRV records in Domain Name System (DNS) are used to direct network clients to domain controllers for authentication, which is important when there are no domain controllers for the required ...

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