I find myself quite often trying to keep straight all the different replication activities that can occur within an Active Directory (AD) domain. There is: Intrasite Replication Urgent Replication Intersite Replication Intersite Change Notification Replication Reciprocal Replication Immediate Replication Manual Replication
There are some specific concepts in active directory which may put your environment in trouble if you do not attend to fix them as soon as you notice. One of them is Lingering objects. Defining the meaning of Lingering Objects (LO) is not difficult. Basically if an object in your active directory partitions exist in one or more domain controllers and not exist in the rest of the domain controllers in the same partition. So you may ask yourself how […]
Domain trusts can be complicated to administer, and it’s important to implement changes correctly the first time. Here are some key points to keep in mind to help ensure that your trusts are configured effectively with a minimum of headaches. 1: Determine what kind of trust you should use Before deploying a domain trust, you should ensure that the type(s) used are correct for the tasks at hand. Consider the following dimensions of a trust:
I need to design a plan for Active directory . in this way visio and Edarw are two software that help me .today i find a new software that automatically generate a diagram like as Visio ! The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using LDAP, and then automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or your Exchange Server topology. The diagramms may include domains, sites, servers, organizational units, DFS-R, administrative groups, routing […]
I ran across a document from Microsoft that lists maximum limits for Active Directory. This document pertains to Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003. There is no reference to Windows Server 2008 in the document. However, the majority of the limits also apply to Windows Server 2008. Below is a summary of the maximums. The full details, including rationale, can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756101.aspx.