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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Requirements

Before getting into creating sites, we need to look at a few of the requirements for sites to function as designed.

Subnet

Because a site is an area of well-connected computers within a subnet and also is a collection of subnets, subnets are a requirement. By default, Active Directory does not have a subnet defined. It is up to you, the administrator, to define each subnet on your network.

Note

An IP subnet is a numeric range of addresses usually associated with a physical LAN segment. The IP specification provides for Class A addresses with more than 16 million addresses in one network, Class B addresses with 65,536 addresses in one network, and Class C addresses with 254 addresses in one network. These ranges frequently do not ...

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