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What is a Forest

    Question

  • Could someone explain to me what a "Forest" is.

    How you find what the existing Forest is?

    In dcpromo.exe do you put in your domain:

    www.mysite.com (the one on your online host server).

    Friday, May 02, 2014 9:20 AM

Answers

  • Well,

    In Active directory, forest is the highest level of organization. Each forest shares a single database, a single global address list and a security boundary. By default, a user or administrator in one forest cannot access another forest.

    To understand the logical structure of AD forest, I would like to refer at this link where you can gather deep information : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759073%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    You can also check this well described document which will clarify your concern with good examples : http://www.omnisecu.com/windows-2003/active-directory/what-is-active-directory-forest.php

    Friday, May 02, 2014 11:01 AM
  • Hello,

    Pingback from What Are Domains and Forests? :

    A forest is a collection of domain containers that inherently trust each other and other security services that are located in that same forest. All domain containers in a forest share a common global catalog, directory schema, and directory configuration, as well as automatic two-way transitive trust relationships. Because all of the domain containers are inherently joined through two-way transitive trusts, all authentication requests made from any domain in the forest to any other domain in the same forest will be granted. In this way, all security principals that are located in domain containers within a forest inherently trust each other.

    In dcpromo process it is recommended to choose a domain name for your organization which differs from your online website and its domain to prevent name resolution conflicts in he future.

    Regards.


    Mahdi Tehrani   |     |   www.mahditehrani.ir
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    Friday, May 02, 2014 5:02 PM
  • Could someone give me an example of a existing forest and a domain.

    AD DS Overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831484.aspx

    an (nice and simple) example:

    forest name: contoso.com
    forest root domain: contoso.com
    second domain within the contoso forest: tailspintoys.contoso.com
    third domain within the contoso forest: wingtiptoys.contoso.com


    Don
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    Friday, May 02, 2014 10:55 PM
  • Could someone give me an example of a existing forest and a domain.
    Friday, May 02, 2014 9:16 PM

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  • Well,

    In Active directory, forest is the highest level of organization. Each forest shares a single database, a single global address list and a security boundary. By default, a user or administrator in one forest cannot access another forest.

    To understand the logical structure of AD forest, I would like to refer at this link where you can gather deep information : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759073%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    You can also check this well described document which will clarify your concern with good examples : http://www.omnisecu.com/windows-2003/active-directory/what-is-active-directory-forest.php

    Friday, May 02, 2014 11:01 AM
  • Hello,

    Pingback from What Are Domains and Forests? :

    A forest is a collection of domain containers that inherently trust each other and other security services that are located in that same forest. All domain containers in a forest share a common global catalog, directory schema, and directory configuration, as well as automatic two-way transitive trust relationships. Because all of the domain containers are inherently joined through two-way transitive trusts, all authentication requests made from any domain in the forest to any other domain in the same forest will be granted. In this way, all security principals that are located in domain containers within a forest inherently trust each other.

    In dcpromo process it is recommended to choose a domain name for your organization which differs from your online website and its domain to prevent name resolution conflicts in he future.

    Regards.


    Mahdi Tehrani   |     |   www.mahditehrani.ir
    Please click on Propose As Answer or to mark this post as and helpful for other people.
    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, May 02, 2014 5:02 PM
  • Could someone give me an example of a existing forest and a domain.
    Friday, May 02, 2014 9:16 PM
  • Could someone give me an example of a existing forest and a domain.

    AD DS Overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831484.aspx

    an (nice and simple) example:

    forest name: contoso.com
    forest root domain: contoso.com
    second domain within the contoso forest: tailspintoys.contoso.com
    third domain within the contoso forest: wingtiptoys.contoso.com


    Don
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    Friday, May 02, 2014 10:55 PM