How to Setup an Enterprise Network on Windows Environment???

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I wanted to learn how to manage an Enterprise Network. Can I please get a Step by step instruction on how to setup an Enterprise Network on Windows considering Active Directories Sites and Services and DNS Sites and how to start and build this Enterprise Network so I can learn how to manage it? Thank you very much.

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Active Directory sites are comprised of IP subnets. In the AD Sites and Services console add all your IP subnets to the Subnets section. Then setup your various sites and assign IPs to the subnets.

If you have any specific sites which you want to replicate to each other you can override the default replications paths by editing site links. If you are doing this after setting up all your domain controllers you will need to go and move the domain controllers into the correct sites within the AD Sites and Services console.

DNS will take care of it self when you make the changes within the AD Sites and Services console.

Make sure that you setup at least one global catalog in each site, and make sure to pt the FSMO roles on DCs which make sense.

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  • Buddyfarr
    also, if you do not have the software to setup several different servers you can get 180 day licenses for testing purposes from Microsoft. This will help setup your test environment without having to put out a lot of money to build it. You would still need some routers to setup a full test environment. You could check with any large corporations to see if they have any left over equipment that they are getting rid of because of upgrades or such that could help you out.
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    another good idea is to get the free version of VMWare Server from vmware.com and you could setup virtual servers on one piece of hardware. That would save you money on the hardware also.
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