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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Managing Groups

Active Directory groups are objects that may hold users, contacts, computers, or other groups. When you want to manage users, computers, and other resources, such as files, directories, printers, network shares, and e-mail distribution lists, using groups can decrease administration time and improve network performance.

Understanding Groups

Types of groups and group scope are essential topics in planning and managing an efficient network. Planning an environment that uses Active Directory and groups is critical—failing to plan or taking shortcuts could negatively affect network traffic and create more administrative work in the long run. There are two types of groups and three group scopes.

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