Q. List the four directory partitions of the Active Directory database.
The four directory partitions of the Active Directory database are schema partition, configuration partition, domainpartition, and application partition.
Q. What is the function of the KCC?
The KCC is a built-in process that runs on all domain controllers. The KCC configures connection objects betweendomain controllers. Within a site, each KCC generates its own connections. For replication between sites, a singleKCC per site generates all connections between sites.
Q. List the six types of trusts used in Active Directory.
The six types of trusts used in Active Directory are tree-root trust, parent-child trust, shortcut trust, external trust,forest trust, and realm trust.
Q. What is change and configuration management? What is IntelliMirror?
Change and configuration management is a set of Windows Server 2003 features that simplify computermanagement tasks. IntelliMirror is a set of Windows Server 2003 features that assist with managing user andcomputer information, settings, and applicat
ions. When IntelliMirror is used in both server and client, the users’
data, applications, and settings follow them when they move to another computer.
Q. Explain the function of group policies.
Group policies are collections of user and computer configuration settings that can be linked to computers, sites,
domains, and OUs to modify computer settings and specify the behavior of users’ desktops.
Q. Define each of the following names: DN, RDN, GUID, UPN.
The distinguished name (DN) uniquely identifies the object and contains the name of the domain that holds theobject, as well as the complete path through the container hierarchy to the object. The relative distinguished name
(RDN) is the part of an object’s DN that is an attribute of the object itself
. The globally unique identifier (GUID) is a128-bit hexadecimal number that is guaranteed to be unique within the enterprise. The user principal name (UPN)consists of a user account name (sometimes referred to as the user logon name) and a domain name identifying thedomain in which the user account is located.
Q. What three tools are necessary to develop an effective Active Directory infrastructure design?
The following tools are necessary to develop an effective Active Directory infrastructure design: design team,business and technical analyses, and test environment.
Q. List the four stages in the Active Directory design process.
The stages in the design process are creating a forest plan, creating a domain plan, creating an OU plan, and creatinga site topology plan.
Q. Why should you strive to create only one forest for your organization?
Using more than one forest requires administrators to maintain multiple schemas, configuration containers, globalcatalogs, and trusts, and requires users to take complex steps to use the directory.
Q. Why should you try to minimize the number of domains in your organization?
Adding domains to the forest increases management and hardware costs.
Q. Why should you define the forest root domain with caution?
Define your forest root domain with caution, because once you’ve named the forest root domain you cannot change
it without renaming and reworking the entire Active Directory tree.
Q. What is the primary reason for defining an OU?
The primary reason for defining an OU is to delegate administration.