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Building a new domain


I recently got the opportunity to build a domain from scratch. What are some best practices and methods of building the server architecture. Further what are some best practices involving Active directory? Which types of servers do I need to have (DNS, DC, Client servers, Certifing Authorities etc...) Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have on premises servers available to build the domain.
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That ALL DEPENDS on what you need to achieve.

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Building a new domain

If it's only a small Domain with a couple of users and nothing critical then you need very little but if it larger with lots of users and you have High Security involved then you need a lot more than Windows can offer.

The method that I have used often is the Good Old KISS Principle Keep It Simple Stupid. That means to only make it as complicated as it needs to be and no more but with what you have supplied above the question is IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER.

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Thanks for reaching back

by IZZYRADZIK In reply to That ALL DEPENDS on what ...

It is a small company of about 30 personnel but it is rapidly growing. I Am trying to build something that will scale to about 100 people in 4 to 5 months.
Information that may be relevant, We use GSuite and do not particularly want to switch to exchange, we own a domain and I can build an AD around it. I would like to do single sign on for a number of applications that are hosted by the company and set up Digital certificates for email. further I was looking to do two factor authentication for log on at least for the Admins. Please let me know if there is any other information you may need to assist.
Basically I need to build a network that is Compliant with NIST 800-171 standards
Thanks in advance.

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