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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Designing the domain structure

Every AD DS forest has at least one domain. When you set up your first domain forest, it will also become the default domain. There are a few reasons why you will need to consider having multiple domains in a forest:

  • Smaller administrative boundaries: Active Directory is capable of managing nearly 2 billion objects. Having a large directory creates administrative nightmares. Imagine managing a large herd of sheep. As the herd grows, shepherds need to put in more and more effort to manage it. Predators will also take advantage of it, and, sometimes, shepherds may not notice missing sheep as they are too busy managing the herd. Instead of managing a large number of sheep together, isn't it easier if each shepherd manages smaller herds? Domains will help set smaller administrative boundaries and smaller management targets. This will help manage organization resources efficiently.
  • Replication: Every domain in the Active Directory forest...
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