In most systems, organizational units appear within a top-level organization grouping or organization certificate, called a domain. In many systems one OU can also exist within another OU. When OUs are nested, as one OU contains another OU, this creates a relationship where the organizational unit in active directory pdf OU is called the child and the container is called the parent.
Thus, OUs are used to create a hierarchy of containers within a domain. Only OUs within the same domain can have relationships. OUs of the same name in different domains are independent. However, OUs do not always follow this model. 521 standard recommends a “locality” entry instead. OUs, users, groups, and computers. Organizational unit in separate Domains may have identical names but are independent of each other.
OUs let an administrator group computers and users so as to apply a common policy to them. Organizational Units give a hierarchical structure, and when properly designed can ease administration. Each of these companies started with flat account and directory structures, and encountered the support and name-conflict limitations inherent in their flat structures. Lotus with the release of the third version of Lotus Notes. Microsoft allegedly used Novell’s directory as a blueprint for the first released versions of AD, but this claim appears suspect, given that X. 500 served as the “granddaddy” of all directory systems. This page was last edited on 26 August 2017, at 06:57.