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Windows Server® 2008 Bible by Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 21. Active Directory Installation and Deployment

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Presenting the deployment plan

  • Rolling out the domain controllers

  • Planning for replication traffic

  • Creating organizational units

  • Installing and setup

This chapter deploys an Active Directory infrastructure. Working from the deployment plan blueprint described in this chapter, you will be able to identify and modify the elements of the deployment plan that will suit your configuration, be it a solution for a small network or a WAN connecting multiple domain controllers and an extensive Active Directory tree. This chapter is divided into two parts, theory and overview in the first part, and actual implementation in the second part.

Getting Ready to Deploy

This chapter takes you through the actual installation of the domain controllers for an Active Directory domain. We will be using our fictitious city, Millennium City (MCITY), as the demo. So far, we have put several structures into place according to the blueprint we discuss next. You may take this blueprint and deployment plan and use it as a template for your own project, expanding or cutting and pasting to and from it as you need, or just use the examples to establish your own strategy. If the plan appears to be a real-life example, that's because it is. This Windows Server 2008 network and namespace have actually been deployed.

What we espouse here is not the gospel on Active Directory deployment by any means. It works for our environment, situation, and the diversity ...

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