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Company Overview

Updated: December 5, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Contoso Pharmaceuticals is a large organization that has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and has operations in five other locations in North America and Europe. The Active Directory infrastructure consists of a single forest, three domains, and six sites.

Physical Locations

The company has operations in six physical locations, three in North America and three in Europe:

  • North America — Chicago, New York, Atlanta

  • Europe — London, Paris, Rome

Business Units

Contoso has four business units. Table 7 shows the business units and their locations.

Table 7 Contoso Business Units and Locations

Business Units Locations

Research and Development

Chicago

Production

Atlanta

Business Management

Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Rome

IT

Chicago, Atlanta, New York, London, Paris, Rome

Users, Workstations, and Servers

Table 8 shows the distribution of users, workstations, and servers per business unit.

Table 8 Contoso Business Units and Contents

Business Unit Users Workstations Servers

Research and Development

5,000

10,000

1,000

Production

3,000

5,000

520

Business Management

5,500

7,000

250

IT

2,500

5,000

100

Servers

The servers include file servers, Web servers, database servers, and application servers.

Table 9 shows the numbers of servers of each type and their respective business units.

Table 9 Business Unit Server Numbers and Types, By Business Unit

Business Unit File Servers Web Servers Database Servers Application Servers

Research and Development

800

50

100

50

Production

300

20

100

100

Business Management

120

45

50

35

IT

30

30

20

20

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