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Best Practices of designing a Windows Server 2003 (R2) Active Directory

  • Understand completely Active Directory’s structure before designing.
  • Secure external namespaces via registration, so that i can’t be used anywhere on the Internet.
  • Start your domain design by considering the simplest solution/model first (single domain model).
  • Consider using multiple domains only for specific reasons.
  • Consider using federated forest design, when uniting two different Active Directory structures.
  • Use sites to control and optimize replication traffic.
  • Upgrade any down-level clients to reduce administration and maintenance.
  • Use domain rename only when faced with no other alternative.

 

-Eric

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