Deploying AD DS in a New Organization

Updated: April 26, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Thoroughly preparing your Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) design is essential to a cost-effective deployment. If your network environment is currently operating without a directory service, complete a comprehensive design of your AD DS logical structure before you deploy AD DS. Then, you can deploy a new forest root domain and deploy the rest of your domain structure according to your design.

The following illustration shows the steps for deploying Windows Server 2008 AD DS in a network environment that is currently operating without a directory service.

Deploying AD DS in a new organization

For a list of detailed tasks that you can use to plan and deploy AD DS in a new organization, see Checklist: Deploying AD DS in a New Organization.

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