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Active Directory objects

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 12, 2016

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In simplest terms, Active Directory is basically a database of Objects and their corresponding attributes. Every resource in Active Directory is represented as an object, such as Contacts, Shares, OUs, Servers, Workstations, Printers, Domains, Users, and Groups. All Active Directory Objects in Remote Support are displayed in a consistent style AD Object Viewer layout.

Each AD site under the Active Directory node in the Network Browser pane has the following containers under it:

Active Directory Computers

Remote Support's Active Directory Computers container contains a list of all computers within the selected AD Domain. Use this list to quickly find a Computer without having to drill down through all OUs & Containers.

Active Directory Quick OUs

Remote Support's exclusive Quick OUs container allows Administrators to create shortcuts to commonly used OUs.

Active Directory Users & Computers

Remote Support's Active Directory Users & Computers is very similar to Microsoft Active Directory Users & Computers tool, except when using Remote Support you are not restricted to being a member of the Domain or being physically logged into the Domain. Active Directory Users & Computers objects are divided into the following default containers. However, in addition to these default containers, you can also organize AD Objects in logical units by creating containers called organizational units (OUs).

Double-click any container in this list to open the corresponding Objects view in the center pane.

  • Builtin: Active Directory Builtin Objects contain objects that define the default built-in groups, such as Account Operators or Administrators.

  • Computers: Computer objects contains Windows Server computer objects.

  • Domain Controllers: Domain Controller Objects are computer objects for machines serving as domain controllers running a Windows Server Operating System (i.e. Windows Server 2008, 2012, etc.).

  • ForeignSecurityPrincipals: ForeignSecurityPrincipals contain information on objects from a trusted external domain. Normally, these objects are created when an object from an external domain is added to a group in the current domain.

  • LostAndFound (Advanced View Only): LostAndFound objects are objects whose containers were deleted at the same time the object was created. If an object has been created in or moved to a location that is missing after replication, the lost object is added to the LostAndFound container. LostAndFound objects basically stores Active Directory objects that have been orphaned. Available in Advanced View only.

  • System (Advanced View Only): System Objects contain built-in system settings for various system service objects & containers. Available in Advanced View only.

  • Users: Default container for user objects.

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