Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical)

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Global catalog and operations master roles

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015You need to place global catalog servers carefully when your organization has more than one forest. The global catalog contains all objects in the forest, including a full copy of objects in the global catalog’s own domain and a read-only copy of objects for all other domains in […]

Design domain controller strategy

Last Updated On : Tuesday, May 22, 2018When considering a domain controller strategy, you need to look at several factors, including how the various domain controller–related roles should be deployed in an organization as well as the need to divide roles and deploy additional read-only copies of the directory. Following are points which will discuss […]

Monitoring and resolving Active Directory replication conflicts

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Monitoring replication is accomplished through two command-line tools: – repadmin /showrepl – dcdiag /test:replications Certain replication events also can be found in the directory service event viewer. Several types of errors might occur with replication, including errors related to lag or slowness of replication and permission errors. Table […]

Understanding Active Directory topology design

Last Updated On : Friday, May 29, 2015Design of the Active Directory topology needs to consider the location of domain controllers,how data should be replicated between those domain controllers, and any additional links to sites. When considering proximity of domain controllers, you need to examine four types of servers or roles: – Forest root domain […]

Design an Active Directory sites topology

Last Updated On : Tuesday, May 22, 2018The site topology for Active Directory is the manifestation of the physical network topology.By designing a topology that reflects the network, including additional sites, while accounting for the usage at those sites, the Active Directory design can efficiently and reliably handle the resource needs of the organization. Following […]