An efficient eDirectory design is based on the network layout, organizational structure of the company, and proper preparation.
If you are designing eDirectory for e-business, refer to Section 2.6, Designing eDirectory for e-Business.
The network layout is the physical setup of your network. To develop an efficient eDirectory design, you need to be aware of the following:
Users that need remote access
Network resources (such as number of servers)
Network conditions (such as frequent power outages)
Anticipated changes to the network layout
The organizational structure of the company will influence the eDirectory design. To develop an efficient eDirectory design you need,
The organizational chart and an understanding of how the company operates.
Personnel who have the skills needed to complete the design and implementation of your eDirectory tree.
You will need to identify personnel who can do the following:
Maintain the focus and schedule of the eDirectory design
Understand eDirectory design, design standards, and security
Understand and maintain the physical network structure
Manage the internetwork backbone, telecommunications, WAN design, and router placement