9.4 Summary

After this chapter, you should have more of an insight into creating the site and replication infrastructure for your own Active Directory network. Having a basic understanding of the replication process (from Chapter 5) and how the KCC operates should allow you to make much more informed judgments on how much control you want to exert over the KCC in your designs. We feel that it is always better to give free reign to the KCC if possible, while maintaining a firm grip over what it has authority to do. While this can seem contradictory, we hope that our explanations on using site link bridges and restricting transitiveness when appropriate show how this is possible in practice.

The next chapter deals with how to update your designs to reflect your requirements for Group Policy Objects in your organization.

    Part II: Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
    Part III: Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI