Deploying the Network Infrastructure
Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Before implementing any management techniques, you must deploy your network infrastructure. In the chapter example, a Network Address Translation (NAT)router provides Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) addresses to all computers on the network, including the domain controller. Microsoft highly recommends the use of static IP addresses for domain controllers; however, in the sample configuration, the router does not continually release and renew leases, so the dynamic IP assigned to the domain controller is stable and essentially complies with that recommendation. If you want to assign a static IP address to your DC you can do so; however, this requires additional configuration that this chapter does not cover.
Figure 9.2 illustrates the steps involved in setting up the network infrastructure.
Figure 9.2 Deploying the Network Infrastructure