Thanks to everyone who attended today’s MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture Webcast.  Session 2 focused on designing Active Directory infrastructures in the enterprise today.  We hope you all enjoyed the session and found it useful.  Please remember to fill out your evaluation forms and provide us with feedback to help us make sure we’re delivering the right content.

In the coming days we’ll post the links for the on-demand Session 2 Webcast for those who missed the session or who would like to watch it again. In the meantime, the following resources will help you understand more about the topics that were discussed in the session today by Rob Lowe and Andrew Hill:

Active Directory Design

Active Directory Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100915 

Active Directory Forest Design:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/fba18139-1168-4259-82b3-c3b4c81945981033.mspx?mfr=true 

Active Directory Domain Design:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/60b6817e-4123-4bb0-8646-964c83b2e3281033.mspx?mfr=true 

Namespace Planning for DNS:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759036.aspx 

Configuring the Time service within Active Directory:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042 

FSMO Placement and Optimisation:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223346 

Windows Server 2003 Deployment Guide:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739492.aspx 

Designing and Deployment Directory and Security Services:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787010.aspx

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

What’s new in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755093.aspx 

Step-by-Step Guide to Active Directory Domain Services:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755258.aspx 

Step-by-Step Guide to Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772234.aspx 

Step-by-Step Guide to Fine-Grained Password and Account Lockout Policy Configuration:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770842.aspx 

Group Policy Preferences

Group Policy Preferences Overview:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790&displaylang=en 

Advanced Group Policy Management

Advanced Group Policy Management Overview:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=993A34D0-C274-4B46-B9FC-568426B81C5E&displaylang=en