Thanks to the expansion of the range of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008, it has become a critical part of most IT environments. A part of a storage structure, Active Directory enables the organization of computers, groups, users and other objects. However, before you can implement Active Directory, careful planning is required.
- You need to identify your root domain and name it as per the domain name system (DNS) namespace.
- Find out which one you’ll need for your organization between a tree or a forest.
- Check if you’ll require more domains and child domains.
- Determine the domain models that’ll fit your needs based on your environment and requirements.
- Review your business processes and models to find out the OU model that’s best for you.
- Find out which administrative privileges your OU administrators will need and delegate them.
- Draw and analyze your Active Directory structure.