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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Schema Components

You must understand several pieces of the schema to be able to make informed decisions about modifying it. Even if you have no plans to modify your schema, bear in mind that many applications you install in the future will modify the schema during their install processes. Therefore, it is important that you understand the schema, its components, and the implications of schema modifications.

Classes

As mentioned before, a class is essentially a blueprint, a template. Several classes exist: user classes, computer classes, printer classes, and so on. Any given object in the Active Directory is an instance of a class. As I type this paragraph, the user I am logged on as is an instance of the user class. Just as a manufacturing company ...

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