Large Scale System Administration of Windows NT Workshop, 1997
Domain Engineering for Mission Critical Environments
Windows NT has grown quickly as an integrated
solution for file and print services in Microsoft environments.
Engineering NT solutions beyond the workgroup to integrate into
heterogeneous environments is a task that in the past has
required a large amount of trial and error. This paper addresses some
real world issues that affect global NT deployments. The
structure of the NT domains and their relationships is built
upon organizational and performance requirements. The logical domain
architecture affects the NT deployment from day one. Name
services under NT are critical to day to day operations and must
be engineered to incorporate fault tolerance while avoiding
shortcomings in product. Authentication under NT must be molded
to fit security and organizational requirements, while keeping cross
platform and performance issues in mind.
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