Basically its a long story but somehow I've managed to find myself in charge of deploying servers across a multiple-site enterprise despite a) primarily dealing with routing and switching equipment 99% of the time, b) having very little experience in using Windows Server, and c) my boss being totally aware of this and basically saying 'better get learning'! Obviously not ideal!
My only previous experience with servers has been deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 for a business with a single physical location. The server had DNS, DHCP and AD DS all installed on a single server machine - as straight forward as a LAN can get.
My problem is that I have no idea as to how to scale or deploy AD DS from a single physical location to multiple physical locations.
The customer has the following requirements (probably very basic to an experienced individual):
- That the users for each physical location can be administered locally.
- That any user from the business (from any branch of the business) can use a machine in any other branch (if given rights).
Could someone please advise me as to how to go about this (and also maybe point me in the direction of some good sources on multiple physical location AD DS - I've searched TechNet but I cant find a general 'start here' article).
Do I need a DC for the entire forrest with other connected DC's for controlling each domain? Or is a single DC acceptable for each domain?
Apologies for my lack of knowledge on the subject as I am a complete novice.
Thanks for any help.