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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Containers vs. OUs

When you open the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) Microsoft Management Console (MMC) with the advanced view, there will be pre-setup folders.

But not all of these are OUs. They are mostly containers:

Figure 9.3: Containers and OUs

The only default OU in the AD environment is the Domain Controllers OU. All other folders in the tree are containers. Containers can also contain objects. The Computers and Users containers are good examples of that. By default, any computer object will be stored in the Computers container. All of the default user accounts and security groups are stored in the Users container. Similar to OUs, containers can also be used to delegate administrative control. The only difference between containers and OUs is that group policies cannot apply to containers. Group policies can be assigned only to OUs. The system also does not allow you to create new containers other than the containers that are created by the system...

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