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  • Redesign, Active Directory

    We are currently working on a redesign of Organizational Units (OU’s) within Active Directory domain. The current design has become cumbersome to administer and does not easily scale to meet current and future changes taking place at our domain. The current design is based on departmental and our program hierarchy and does not comply with the best practices and recommendations of Microsoft. OU’s are used to group objects for administrative purposes, such as the delegation of authority or the application of Group Policy. The OU hierarchy does not need to reflect the department hierarchy of an organization. Our programs now reside in several different sites while administration and user support responsibilities rest with same administrative group leading to the current OU “sprawl” we see in Active Directory.
    What are the risks of redesigning AD and what should I watch for, or prepare before?

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    Re: Redesign, Active Directory

    IMHO no risks
    Set up your new structure alongside your current one
    Think about Group Policys
    Then move objects over as you want
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: Redesign, Active Directory

      Thank you.
      besides Group policy is there any other risk?

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