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:
Network Time Protocol Services [MS-SNTP]
If using Group Policy, a domain controller (DC) has been set up and configured to support the domain infrastructure.
The user account for the authenticating client has been created and provisioned on the DC.
The client and server machines have been joined to the domain.
Higher-layer protocols and service implementations are configured and running on the authenticating client and server systems, such as Group Policy [MS-GPOD].