These pages provide information for Oxford University IT Support Staff on installing and running Active Directory within University departments and colleges.

Active Directory is a large subject area and many publications and courses already exist, so these web pages are not intended to duplicate this information. Rather they concentrate on details that are specific to the Oxford University environment, providing a checklist of key tasks for IT officers installing or running Active Directory, and listing pointers to useful tools, utilities and sources of support.

In particular these pages include information on naming domains, and configuring DNS to support Active Directory within the University environment.

We recommend that everyone running Active Directory, including experienced Active Directory administrators who are new to the Oxford environment, read at least the pages on How to configure DNS for Active Directory within the Oxford University Environment.

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