Designing the Forest Structure

After collecting the business and technical requirements and documenting the current environment, you are ready to start designing the AD DS infrastructure. Probably the most important decision you need to make early in the design process is how many forests you will create. Deploying a single AD DS forest makes it easy to share and access information within the company. It also makes it easy to centrally manage the entire directory infrastructure.

However, using a single forest for a large corporation also requires a significant degree of cooperation and interdependence between possibly diverse and disconnected business units. Ultimately, the number of forests you deploy depends on what is more important in your ...

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