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Planning an Active Directory Deployment Project

Updated: May 3, 2010

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

When you deploy the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Active Directory® directory service in your environment, you can take advantage of the centralized, delegated administrative model and single sign-on capability that Active Directory provides. After you identify the current environment and deployment goals for your organization, you can create the Active Directory deployment strategy that meets your organization’s needs. Testing the deployment in an isolated lab environment and refining the deployment in selected pilot areas of your production environment help to ensure a smooth deployment throughout your organization.

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Related Information

  • For more information about planning, testing, and piloting a deployment project, see "Designing a Test Environment" and "Planning and Testing for Application Deployment" in Planning, Testing, and Piloting Deployment Projects in this kit.

  • For more information about deploying Windows Server 2003 Domain Name System (DNS), see "Deploying DNS" in Deploying Network Services in this kit.

  • For more information about Group Policy, see the Windows Security Collection of the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference (or see the Windows Security Collection on the Web at http://www.microsoft.com/reskit).

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