Chapter 24

Creating Larger Active Directory Environments: Beyond One Domain

Throughout this book, we’ve been dealing with the plain-vanilla Active Directory (AD) implementation of one domain. Although Active Directory can support large enterprises with a single domain, IT shops are faced with administrating multiple domains for various reasons. Sometimes it is part of the plan, yet on occasion it is forced upon them by their company restructuring or acquiring other businesses.

Administrators need to understand the impact of multiple domains in an organization. They need to know the decision points that direct an organization to consider multiple domains. For the most part, growth is to be expected within a healthy organization. Always plan ahead ...

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