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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

Active Directory's logical and physical topology

If it's a single forest-single domain environment, it is not wrong to keep all the FSMO roles in one domain controller. According to the best practices, the infrastructure operations master role should not be held by a global catalog server. But, this is only if the environment has multiple domains. In a single forest-single domain environment, on most occasions, all servers are global catalog servers as well.

In the following example, in the single forest-single domain environment, there are three domain controllers in the infrastructure:

Figure 5.3: FSMO role placement example 1

PDC01 is recognized as the most powerful (capacity) and most reliable domain controller. Therefore, PDC01 holds all five FSMO roles. SDC01 and SDC02 are also two global catalog servers. In this case, just moving the infrastructure operations master role to one of the domain controllers will not have a significant impact...

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