Nt 1330 Unit 3 Exercise 1 Essay

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Ron Grace/Zane Jackson/Andrew Lee NT 1330 Unit 3 Exercise 1 Company Merger Scenario 09/28/2015 Directory Service: Allows businesses to define, manage, access, and secure network resources, including files, printers, people and applications. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US?query=sharing%20information%20between %20a%20Windows%20Server%202008%20Functional-Level%20AD%20DS%20Forest %20with%20directory%20services&ac=5 AD relies on DNS to provide the locator service for clients on the network. This locator service provides direction for clients that need to know which server performs what function. In many cases, organizations will rely on the built-in DNS server role within Windows Server 2008 to provide the DNS name resolution for AD. Assuming the company may already have a third-party DNS service in place. You need to know that the DNS server can support SRV records. SRV records are the locator records within DNS that allow clients to locate and AD domain controller or global catalog. W/o the ability to resolve SRV records, clients will be unable to authenticate against AD. This will also let the dynamic updates keep the database current. Functional levels that will allow enterprises to migrate their AD domain controllers gradually, based on need and desire for the new functionality of the company. You can change the functional level for a single domain without requiring other domains to make the same change. This allows rolling upgrades. Another thing to do will be raising the functional levels with this Windows Server 2008, since no backward compatibility. Only Windows Server 2008 domain controllers are supported. Another thing to consider is the AD trust relationships to allow access between multiple domains and/or forests, either within a single forest or across

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