Chapter 1. Designing Complex Hierarchies

The essential component to a well-performing hierarchy is a good design. Without a good design, you can find yourself having issues in your environment, such as under- or over-utilized resources or an environment that does not meet the initial requirements. The design should be a single point where everyone can look and see how the hierarchy should be built, operated, and maintained.

In this chapter, we will explore many components that make up a good design. We will be covering the following topics:

  • How to make sure you select the appropriate site system server
  • How to design fault tolerant environments
  • How to properly back up and restore a Configuration Manager site
  • How to design for multiple trusted forests ...

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