Subnet Definitions in Active Directory

One of the common misunderstandings I see working with organizations and their Active Directory deployments is with regard to subnet definitions in Active Directory. This discussion came up recently on the mailing list so I thought I would write up a quick summary of how this works. Subnets are defined in Active Directory solely for defining what sites in Active Directory a set of machines belong to. The subnet definitions do not correspond to the actual layer 3 routing within the organization. This is a key misunderstanding – the layer 3 routing design does not have to correspond to … Continue reading Subnet Definitions in Active Directory