2.4 Assumptions and Preconditions
The following assumptions and preconditions apply to this document:
Information regarding network topology and/or addresses for the external server systems is configured or discoverable.
One or more of the following external server systems has been set up and configured:
Group Policy server
A DC has been set up and configured to support the domain infrastructure.
The client and server machines have been joined to the domain.
The identity of the user has been authenticated, and the server application has associated the user's authorization information.
Higher-layer protocols and service implementations are configured and running on the server systems, such as:
Distributed File System (DFS)
Network Time Protocol (NTP)