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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 7. Managing organizational units

Imagine you have a domain with 6000 users, 6000 workstations, 700 groups, and 500 servers. If all of those objects are in a single container, you’ll have a hard time delegating administrative permissions and applying Group Policy. Organizational units (OUs) are used to give structure to your domain. You can put objects that are related by the rules you define, such as all the users in a specific business unit or location, into specific OUs and use those OUs to control the delegation of administrative permissions and the application of Group Policy. In a nutshell, OUs break the mass of objects in your domain into manageable sets.

In the preceding example, an OU may contain a few hundred users or computers, ...

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