Creating and managing AD users, groups, and computers

Once you have created your forest/domain and your domain controllers, you can begin to manage the core objects in AD, namely, users, groups, and computers and organizational units (OUs).

User and computer accounts identify a specific user or computer. These objects are used to enable the computer and the user to log on securely. Groups enable you to collect users into a single (group) account that simplifies the setting up of access controls on resources such as files or file shares. OUs enable you to partition users, computers, and groups into separate containers.

OUs serve two important roles in your AD. The first is role delegation. You can delegate the management of any OU (and child OUs) ...

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