Design an OU structure

o Design an OU structure for the purpose of delegating authority.

So far we have looked at the options available for creating forests and domains. Chapter 4 introduced the domain creation options. Several options are available when deciding on how to create the domain structure, foremost is the administrative needs of the organization.

Once the domain structure has been developed, the objects that represent the resources within the domain can be organized. This organization of objects can be for the ease of delegating administrative responsibilities, the efficient application of group policies, or a combination of the two. You will need to consider trade-offs when deciding how to deal with the domain organization. Within the chapter, we will discuss designing with administrative control in mind. In Chapter 6, "Designing Organizational Units for Group Policy," we will detail the options available when you are designing for efficient application of group policies.

You must understand how the organization is administered when you are determining how the organizational unit (OU) structure will be designed. If you do not understand how the organization is administered, the OU structure you create may not be as efficient as it could be, nor will it remain effective over time. An unwieldy or faulty design could create more administrative problems than it helps alleviate.

In this chapter, we are going to discuss the options that are available for creating an OU hierarchy that is manageable, efficient, and helps reduce the administrative costs associated with maintaining an organization.

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