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Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure for Windows Server 2012 R2 Services

In this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services you discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level. You also find out how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm.

If you are the administrator of a medium to large organization, it is likely that you are responsible for managing multiple domains, perhaps even multiple forests, rather than managing a single domain forest. In this chapter you discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level. You also find out how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm.

Lessons in this chapter:

  • Lesson 1: Configuring domains and forests
  • Lesson 2: Configuring trusts

Before you begin

To complete the practice exercises in this chapter, you need to have deployed computers SYD-DC, MEL-DC, CBR-DC, and ADL-DC as described in the Introduction, using the evaluation edition of Windows Server 2012 R2.