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Sep. 18th, 2006 @ 12:53 pm (no subject)
How NOT to architect Active Directory...

http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?EditorialsID=504

Case studies underscoring the importance of good AD design.

From the article:

But rather than using solid, time-tested design principles, Acme came up with the most bizarre solution imaginable. It involved an incredibly obscure tiebreaker rule described on page 166 of the Distributed Systems Guide of the Windows 2000 Resource Kit, that says if the Knowledge Consistency Checker (KCC) has two site links to choose from and both are equal cost, it will break the tie by building a connection to the site with the most domain controllers in it. If both sites have the same number of domain controllers, it selects the site based on alphabetical order. <-- that is NOT good AD design....
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From:flainn
Date:September 18th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Fourteen hundred child domains? Shudder...
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From:djmedieval
Date:September 18th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah.

I have to wonder whether the consultant was being evil ($$$$) or was just a dumbass.
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From:flainn
Date:September 18th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Never attribute to malice (or greed) what can be accounted for by stupidity.