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Windows Server® 2008 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 31. Organizing Active Directory

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 central management and control over 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 in ...

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