Active Directory Logical Structure
Understanding Active directory is just like completing your PHD program. Well I would many administrators would still have the complexity understanding the hierarchy and the placement of the logical structure of AD. So I thought of writing down about the components involved in AD logical structure as we only manipulate the logical structure.
All the above components are implemented as containers.
There is a important concept which I would like to emphasize. AD – Service . AD stores the information in the form of an object and then make this object available to users with help of forest and domain structures.
Core Components Of AD – logical Structure.
The placement of data from the above diagram gives administrator a flexible authentication and authorization of the network devices. Architects should view this model from security perspective with which they can think what devices need to give which authentication .
But the above diagram doesn’t give you the physical implementation of the Logical structure.
Architects / System engineers only consider about the security and just security. So planning is a vital part of their job , when you drill down the AD / using the AD to its maximum potential you would realize how best you can control devices.
n File sharing
n Logon permissions
n Creating different departments with appropriate permissions
n Device restrictions
n VPN access
One has to understand and implement the above concepts to understand the robustness of AD.