Active Directory Design Considerations Series
In the recent days I've been enjoying seeing Mark Wilson slinging good information on Active Directory design online on his (we)blog, based on the MCS Talks: Active Directory design considerations, part 1: Introduction Active Directory design considerations, part 2: Forest and domain design Active Directory design considerations, part 3: Organizational Units Active Directory design considerations, part 4: Group policy objects Active Directory design considerations, part 5: Security groups Active Directory design considerations, part 6: DC placement and site design Active Directory design considerations, part 7: DC configuration and DNS Active Directory design considerations, part 8: Summary and further information
This is the kind of stuff I used to read from Microsoft Press books, when I studied to become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Now you can read this stuff online for free!
A must-read for novice Active Directory admins, a useful companion for referring/checking?
About Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson is currently employed as a Senior Customer Solution Architect for a leading IT services company. He has 14 years’ experience of IT infrastructure projects within the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Australia. Mark is the author of the markwilson.it blog, which comments on Mark’s technology experiences (as featured in The Independent newspaper). His opinion has been quoted in the IT trade publications IT Week and Computer Weekly and he has also contributed articles that have been published in Computer Weekly and on Microsoft UK’s Industry Insiders ‘blog.
About the MCS Talks
The MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture TechNet Webcasts share real world experience of designing and architecting core Microsoft technologies in an enterprise environment. A number of different MCS consultants will give you a high level discussion of the different architectural and design options available and provide you with a good idea of how to approach the deployment of the technology being discussed.
Check out the webcasts on the MCS Talks blog.