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

    • 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].