Chapter 11. Designing the Active Directory Structure

Objectives

This chapter covers the following Microsoft-specified objectives for the Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure exam:

  • Design an Active Directory forest and domain structure.

    • Design a forest and schema structure.

    • Design a domain structure.

    • Analyze and optimize trust relationships.

  • The Windows 2000 Active Directory service encompasses four major areas: forests, domains, OUs, and sites. This objective list focuses on forests and domains. The first domain is also a forest, and hence introduces the forest root and the schema, the database behind Active Directory. Active Directory uses transitive trusts within a forest of domains. These trusts are created automatically, ...

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