17DEPLOYING ACTIVE DIRECTORY
In this chapter, you’ll take what you’ve learned over the last few chapters of Part II and begin deploying services on top of your virtual machines. Because so many other services depend on Active Directory, you must first deploy an Active Directory forest and domain. The AD forest and domain will support your authentication and authorization needs for the remaining chapters.
Assuming that you already read through and provisioned the LABDC VM in the preceding chapter, you’ll be using that to fully automate provisioning an Active Directory forest, and populating it with some test users and groups.