This chapter includes the following sections, which address various topics covered on Exam 70-219, Designing A Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure :
Discusses the functionality and role of the Active Directory in a business environment. Compares Active Directory to the Windows NT directory model. Describes the major components that make up an Active Directory.
Describes the major focus of this exam: applying your knowledge of Active Directory to design a solution that meets the business needs of any organization, large or small.
Describes how to map an organization using the physical layout, the departmental structure, and the functional structure. It also describes how to evaluate the Information Technology structure and how that will impact the management of your solution.
Describes Windows 2000 security groups, Organizational Units, and Active Directory objects. Discusses the use of multiple domains and multiple domain trees. Describes the empty root domain tree structure, multiple forests, and multiple tree forests. Describes where to place domain controllers, operations masters, and global catalog servers.
Describes the use of transitive trusts within a forest and external trusts between forests. Also discusses shortcut trusts and the authentication issues involved with trust relationships.