Active Directory Objects

Active Directory Group Object Management

What you will learn from this article: Active Directory is a directory service that organizations can use to organize their resources. The Active Directory network is comprised of elements called Active Directory objects. These objects represent resources that are a part of the network. There are several types of objects such as a user, computer, printer, and…
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Active Directory User Object: An Introduction

What you will learn from this article: Active Directory is a directory service that organizations can use to organize their resources. The Active Directory network is comprised of elements called Active Directory objects. These objects represent resources that are a part of the network. There are several types of objects such as a user, computer, printer, and more. In this article, we will take…
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How to locate Active Directory Objects

What you’ll learn: Active Directory administrators have had to come up with unique ways of finding objects in Active Directory. In a small environment, locating the required object can be quite straightforward. However, in large environments, there are tools and techniques to help with the search. Manually digging through thousands of users, groups, and computers to find the…
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Active Directory Object permissions: Step-by-Step guide to managing permissions using GPOs, ADUC, and PowerShell

Active Directory Permissions Explained Users in an Active Directory (AD) network can gain access to resources of the network, whether they are files and folders, or computers and printers. However, not all users need access to all the resources of the network. This is where AD permissions come into play. AD permissions ensure that users of an AD network only gain access to resources that…
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Ownership of objects in Active Directory

The user who creates the object is by default the owner and administrator of the object. He can delegate administrative rights to another user for ease of management. Administrative rights can be delegated by using the delegation control wizard in Active Directory. To delegate control of a container object in Active Directory: Expand the ADUC console tree Then right click on the container…
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Active Directory Object Classes and Attributes: A complete overview

Active Directory stores data in the form of objects. An object can be a single element, such as a user, group, OU, sites, contacts or any devices such as a printer or a computer. In Active Directory, the objects are of two types: Container ObjectsLeaf objects Container objects store other objects in the Active Directory. The organizational unit (OU) is a good example of a container object.
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Active Directory Object Attributes

What are Active Directory object attributes? Active Directory (AD) object attributes are pieces of information or data that define the properties of the objects. For example, a computer object would have AD attributes such as computer name and DNS name. All AD attributes have an LDAP name that can be used in LDAP queries, such as displayname for ‘Full Name’, givenname for…
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AD object classification

Active directory objects can be classified into two broad types. 1. Security principal objects 2. Resources Security principal objects The objects that can be authenticated by AD are called security principal objects. These objects have unique identifiers across the domain called SIDs (security Identifier). User accounts, computer accounts and security groups are the security principal…
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Creating objects in Active Directory

What are Active Directory Objects? Active Directory (AD), Microsoft’s proprietary directory service for Windows Server, allows administrators to control permissions and network resource access. In AD, data is stored as objects. An object is a fundamental unit of data and is typically defined as a resource, such as printers or computers, or a security principle, such as…
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