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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Planning a Group Strategy

When you look at your network and the various group types, and then factor in your specific needs, you can end up feeling as though you’re working on some infernal logic puzzle: Claire lives in a blue house, Lynn collects stamps, Owen drives a station wagon, and Wally eats cheese. Which one has red hair? Nevertheless, as in so many other aspects of network administration, planning is the essential step.

Determining Group Names

When planning your groups, determine a naming scheme that is appropriate for your organization. You have to consider two factors:

  • Group names must be instantly recognizable. Administrators searching Active Directory don’t have to guess at their meaning.

  • Comparable groups must have similar names. In ...

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