Published: February 25, 2008


This guide has focused on summarizing the critical design decisions, activities, and tasks required to enable a successful design of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. It has addressed the technical aspects, service characteristics, and business requirements needed to complete a comprehensive review of the decision-making process. When used in conjunction with product documentation, this guide can help organizations confidently plan Active Directory implementation.

Additional Reading

In addition to the product documentation, the Internet Web link that follows contains supplemental information on the product concepts, features, and capabilities addressed in this guide:

Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit: Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services at

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