Administrative Structure

The administrative structure of the organization has an impact on how the Active Directory implementation takes place. A variety of administrative structures can be in place before Active Directory. The scope of the effort in the area is determined by the current administrative structure and the targeted administrative model. There are two main areas most administrative models fall into:

  • Centralized administration

  • Decentralized administration

In addition, there is the possibility for a hybrid model, in which some administration is done centrally and some administration is distributed to administrators in remote offices or separate divisions. With Active Directory, there is also the capability to permit end users to ...

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