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Designing an NT multiple domain network

By madbanker ·
I am interested in any material that could give me an idea of how to approximate the number and placement of DNS, WINS and DHCP servers. I am setting up a multiple domain network (coast to coast coverage) and want to begin planning for how many DNS,WINS and DHCP servers I will need and the best place to locate them.

Any responses will be appreciated.

Tom Morris tom_a_morris@caradon.com

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by Andre F. In reply to Designing an NT multiple ...

2 books that can really help you are the Exam Prep and Exam Cram books for TCP/IP. If you're not too familiar with TCP/IP, WINS, etc. then the Exam Prep book will go great with the Exam Cram book. But, if you're already familiar with those things,then you may only need the Exam Cram book.
I hope this helps.

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by coily2 In reply to Designing an NT multiple ...

Any book for the TCP/IP exam that's worth it's salt should have this information. But if you're looking for something available online, try Microsoft's white paper section. One of these white papers should give you the numbers you are looking for:
Domain Planning guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/deployment/planguide/DomainPlanGuide.asp

DNS and NT 4.0:
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/deployment/planguide/dnswp.asp

WINS Architecture and Capacity Planning:
http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/nts/techdetails/techspecs/WINSwp98.asp

Good luck!

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by kellyst In reply to Designing an NT multiple ...

Hiring a consulting company may be a worthwhile investment. There are so many variables involved that it may be too much for someone who has never done it before.

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by powerstroke In reply to Designing an NT multiple ...

The information you really need to provide is what kind of connections between offices you are going to have and how many workstations at each location.

If you have a fast connection you can get by with fewer servers if you have slow connections then you will need servers at each office and you will have to set up the replication very carefully not to use all of the bandwidth available.

The white papers etc will give you a good idea i would take there numbers with a large grain of salt ifsomething says you need 1 wins server for 10,000 users that is too blanket of a statement as the machines coming and going is what is most important and allowing for growth.

You also need to decide how you are going to do your doamins. You may want to call your local microsoft office if you have a POC their and pick there brain a little bit.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Designing an NT multiple ...

I agree with Kelly (#3), at least as far as figuring out your configuration. You may not need assistance actually implementing it, but if you've never designed a nationwide network before, it can be mind-bending. For literature and printed guidance,I agree that Microsoft's Site is probably the best, although Cisco and Nortel both have a wealth of info concerning configuring routers and switches (something else you'll need to consider). Good Luck!!

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