Checklist: Deploying AD DS in a New Organization

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about deploying Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a new organization. It also contains links to subordinate checklists that will help you complete the tasks that are required by this deployment strategy.


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic or to subordinate checklist, return to this topic after you review the conceptual topic or complete the tasks in the subordinate checklist so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

  Task Reference

Design the AD DS logical structure.

Designing the Logical Structure for Windows Server 2008 AD DS

Design the AD DS site topology.

Designing the Site Topology for Windows Server 2008 AD DS

Create your forest root domain.

Deploying a Windows Server 2008 Forest Root Domain

Create your regional domains.

Deploying Windows Server 2008 Regional Domains

Enable advanced features.

Enabling Advanced Features for AD DS