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Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

Welcome to Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit.

Whether you are designing a new Active Directory logical structure, deploying Active Directory for the first time, upgrading an existing Windows environment to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory, or restructuring your current environment to a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environment, Part I of this book will assist you in meeting all of the Active Directory design and deployment goals for your organization.

You also need to make important decisions early in your deployment regarding the design and deployment of Windows Server 2003 distributed security services for authentication, access control, and, increasingly, certificate use. Part II of this book will assist you in preparing the design and planning documents needed to create a sound foundation of distributed security services.

This book contains the following chapters:

Part I: Designing and Deploying Directory Services

Planning an Active Directory Deployment Project

Designing the Active Directory Logical Structure

Designing the Site Topology

Planning Domain Controller Capacity

Enabling Advanced Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Features

Deploying the Windows Server 2003 Forest Root Domain

Deploying Windows Server 2003 Regional Domains

Upgrading Windows NT 4.0 Domains to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

Upgrading from Windows 2000 Domains to Windows Server 2003 Domains

Restructuring Windows NT 4.0 Domains to an Active Directory Forest

Restructuring Active Directory Domains Between Forests

Restructuring Active Directory Domains Within a Forest

Part II: Deploying Distributed Security Services

Planning a Secure Environment

Designing an Authentication Strategy

Designing a Resource Authorization Strategy

Designing a Public Key Infrastructure

Planning a Smart Card Deployment

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