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Deploying a Domain Controller Inside the Intranet

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

You must deploy a domain controller (DC) in order to establish a top-level domain and forest on your private LAN.

For more information about domains and forests, see "Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure" in this book, and "Designing the Active Directory Logical Structure" in Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services of this kit.

To deploy the DC, perform the following tasks:

  • Install and configure the DC.

  • Synchronize the timeserver for the domain controller with an external source.

  • Format additional drive partitions.

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