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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Administrator's Companion, 2nd Edition by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 3. Planning Namespace and Domains

Few places in your conversion to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 provide more potential for long-term trouble than the initial design of your namespace. This is definitely a case of pay me now or pay me later, so spend some time and energy up front—you’ll be well and thoroughly repaid later with reduced support costs, more flexibility, and less reorganization.

Planning the namespace of a large or even medium-sized organization is an iterative process. You won’t get it right the first, or probably even the second, time. But you need to start somewhere and then consult and collaborate with key players in your organization, ...

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