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

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Managing AD DS with Active Directory Users and Computers

The Active Directory Users And Computers snap-in is the primary tool for AD DS administrators, and it’s the tool you use most often for day-to-day directory maintenance. Active Directory Users And Computers displays all the objects in a domain by using a Windows Explorer–style expandable tree display. Dialog boxes for each object provide access to the object’s properties, which you can modify to update user information and account restrictions.

You also use Active Directory Users And Computers to create new objects and model the tree hierarchy by creating and populating container objects such as organizational units (OUs). The following sections examine some of the tasks administrators perform ...

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