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By rga ·
Explain me briefly when to use Domains and
when to use OU's

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by DC1 In reply to domains & Ou's

Use Domains when the design calls for a seperate level of security for the organization. (Europe or North America).

Use OU's for ease of delegation or to group computers, users, resources into common groups.

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by rga In reply to domains & Ou's

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by ratherbfishing In reply to domains & Ou's

A domain is basically a security boundary. Certain security settings like password policies are set at the domain level for the whole domain, and cannot be changed at the OU level.

OU's are more like administrative boundaries, for example you could have an IT OU and Sales OU and place users and resources in each one. Then you could delegate an administrator for each OU to take care of the users and resources.

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by rga In reply to domains & Ou's

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by Randy Dean In reply to domains & Ou's

The two previous explainations are both correct, but you need to understand that your AD structure could be based on location, or function, or it can be both.

For instance, a single domain can span the globe, with organizational units(OU) representing individual cities. Or, as pointed out earlier, you can divide your structure into multiple domains enterprisewide etc....
It really depends on your business model, the company needs, administration etc...
The list of variables is long.
So the real answer to you request for a brief explaination is...there is no brief explaination.

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