1.3. Designing an Active Directory Domain Structure

Now that I've covered most of the decisions you need to make at the forestwide level, let's take a look at what most people consider to be the more "fun" container to play with—the Active Directory domain. Domains are more fun than forests because a lot of the real administrative work goes on at this level. It's where you place most of your users, groups, and resources. It's where you assign most group policies, and most of the time it's where the servers that run all your services are. Plus, there's something really neat about browsing through Active Directory and finding the machine that's running your web box, then finding the machine that contains your DNS, and knowing full well that you ...

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