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Windows Server® 2012 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 26. Organizing Active Directory

Creating an Active Directory implementation or update plan

Developing a domain plan

Developing an organizational unit plan

WHETHER you are implementing a new Active Directory environment or updating your existing environment, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to design. Every Active Directory design is built from the same basic building blocks. These basic building blocks include the following:

  • Domains A domain is a logical grouping of objects that allows for central management and control over the replication of those objects. Every organization has at least one domain, which is implemented when Active Directory is installed on the first domain controller.

  • Domain Trees A domain tree is a single domain ...

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