1.1. Getting Ready to Use This Book

This book is full of examples. And to work through these examples, I'm going to suggest a sample test lab for you to create. It's pretty simple really, but in its simplicity we'll be able to work though dozens of real-world examples to see how things work. Here are the computers you need to set up and what I suggest you name them (if you want to work through the examples with me in the book):


This is your Active Directory Domain Controller. It can be a Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller. For this book, I'll assume you've loaded Windows Server 2008 on this computer and that you'll create a domain called Corp.com.

In real life you would have multiple ...

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