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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Planning the OU Structure

One of the key benefits of Active Directory is the way in which it can bring organization to complex network environments. Before you can begin to implement OUs in various configurations, you must plan a structure that is compatible with business and technical needs. In this section, you’ll learn about several factors you should consider when planning for the structure of OUs.

Logical Grouping of Resources

The fundamental purpose of using OUs is to hierarchically group resources that exist within Active Directory. Fortunately, hierarchical groups are quite intuitive and widely used in most businesses. For example, a typical manufacturing business might divide its various operations into different departments like these: ...

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