Monday, July 25, 2011

What an Active Directory design should contain

 

Table of Contents from my last AD Design, just over 50 pages.

1. Executive Summary

1.1. Key Objectives

1.2. Assumptions

1.3. Future Environment

1.4. Current Environment

1.5. Existing MetaDirectory Services

2. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

2.1. Overview

2.2. Design Decisions

2.3. Hardware

2.4. Software

2.5. Forests

2.6. Schema

2.7. Domains

2.8. NetBIOS name

2.9. Trusts

2.10. Active Directory and DNS

2.10.1. Active Directory Integrated DNS

3. Active Directory Services

3.1. Domain Controllers

3.2. Read-Only Domain Controllers

3.3. Global Catalogue Servers

3.4. FSMO Roles

3.5. DNS Services

3.6. WINS Services Placement

3.7. DHCP Services Placement

3.8. Time Support

3.9. Forest and Domain Functional Levels

3.9.1. Domain Functional Levels

3.9.2. Forest Functional Levels

3.10. Legacy Clients

3.11. Non-Windows Clients

3.12. Federation services

4. Active Directory Organisational Unit Design

5. Active Directory Administration Design

6. Group Policy Design

7. Active Directory Site and Replication Design

7.1. Replication Overview

7.1.1. Intra-Site Replication

7.1.2. Inter-Site Replication

7.2. Site Link Bridges

7.3. SMTP Replication

7.4. SYSVOL Distributed File System Replication (DFS)

7.5. SYSVOL File Replication Service (FRS)

8. Active Directory User Account Policy

8.1. Service accounts

9. Certificate Services

10. Active Directory Auditing

11. Microsoft Key Management Services (KMS)

12. Naming Standards

13. WAN Diagram

13.1. Active Directory

13.2. SYSVOL

13.3. DHCP/WINS

14. Test Success Criteria

Appendix A. Acceptance

Appendix B. Server Specifications

Appendix C. Anti-virus Exclusions

Appendix D. Sources

Appendix E. Definitions

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