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PowerShell in Practice by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 10. Active Directory structure

This chapter covers

  • Working with Organizational Units
  • Administering Group Policies
  • Protecting objects from accidental deletion
  • Restoring deleted Active Directory objects

In chapter 5, we looked at user accounts and groups in Active Directory. This is the most volatile data in Active Directory, but it has the least impact on our Active Directory as a whole. Figure 10.1 shows a three-layer view of Active Directory. At the bottom we find data that changes slowly such as sites, site links, and domain controllers. Though these items don’t change often, they can have a huge impact on Active Directory, and the user population, if things go wrong. We’ll be looking at how to administer this layer in chapter ...

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