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:

    • Active Directory

    • DNS directory

    • LDAP directory

    • 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)

    • Group Policy

    • Network Time Protocol (NTP)

    • LDAP