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Active Directory Diagrams

Active Directory, network topology, Active Directory Domain Active Directory Diagrams

Active Directory Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with samples, templates and libraries of vector stencils for drawing the AD diagrams to visualize the detail structures of the Microsoft Windows networks. Read more
Active Directory, network topology, Active Directory Domain

Network Diagramming Software for Network Active Directory Diagrams

ConceptDraw PRO is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw Network Active Directory Diagrams. Read more

Design Element: Active Directory for Network Diagrams

ConceptDraw PRO is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw Active Directory Network Diagrams. Read more
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How to Create an Active Directory Diagram in ConceptDraw PRO

Active Directory Service represents a distributed database that contains all the domain objects. The Active Directory domain environment is a single point of authentication and authorization of users and applications across the enterprise. The domain of the organization and deployment of Active Directory Service are exactly the cornerstones of the enterprise IT infrastructure. The logical diagrams of MS Windows Active Directory structure are used to visually support an enterprise IT infastructure planning and management. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to make AD Diagrams quickly and easily using the set of special libraries. Read more

Active Directory Domain Services

Active Directory Diagrams visualize the detailed structures of the Microsoft Windows networks, Active Directory Domain topology, the Active Directory Site topology, the Organizational Units (OU), and the Exchange Server Organization. Read more
The vector stencils library "Active Directory Sites and Services" contains 12 symbol icons of Active Directory Sites and Services design elements for drawing high-level network topology plan diagrams.
"Active Directory® Sites and Services is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that you can use to administer the replication of directory data among all sites in an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest. This snap-in also provides a view of the service-specific objects that are published in AD DS. ...
Administrators who are responsible for forest-wide service administration can use Active Directory Sites and Services to manage the intersite replication topology for the forest. Administrators who are responsible for application services can be delegated responsibility for the service containers into which application-specific objects are published.
When you add the Active Directory Domain Services server role to a server, Active Directory Sites and Services is added to the Administrative Tools menu." [technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730868.aspx]
The symbols example "Active Directory Sites and Services - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Site or Subnet
Site or Subnet, site, subnet,
Site Link
Site Link, site link,
WAN
WAN, WAN,
Site Link Bridge
Site Link Bridge, site link bridge,
Domain
Domain, domain,
Domain controller
Domain controller, domain controller,
Application
Application, application,
Database
Database, database,
Comm-link
Comm-link, Comm-link,
Client
Client, client,
Replication connection, unidireactional
Replication connection, unidireactional, replication connection,
Replication connection, bi-directional
Replication connection, bi-directional, replication connection,
Active Directory Diagrams visualize the detail structures of the Microsoft Windows networks, Active Directory Domain topology, the Active Directory Site topology, the Organizational Units (OU), and the Exchange Server Organization. They are used to visually document the Microsoft Active Directory network detail structure for network designing, and for managing the control access to printers and files, the access and security, the traffic flow optimization in local and wide area nets, the network equipment maintenance and repair, the data backup, storage, and recovery.
The Active Directory diagram template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Active directory diagram template
Active directory diagram template, storage group, server, client,
This example was drawn on the base of the Figure 2 illustrating the "Active Directory FAQ" from the website "Information Management Systems & Services" (IMSS) of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus. [imss.caltech.edu/node/412]
"By using the Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) server role, you can create a scalable, secure, and manageable infrastructure for user and resource management, and you can provide support for directory-enabled applications, such as Microsoft® Exchange Server. ...
AD DS provides a distributed database that stores and manages information about network resources and application-specific data from directory-enabled applications. Administrators can use AD DS to organize elements of a network, such as users, computers, and other devices, into a hierarchical containment structure. The hierarchical containment structure includes the Active Directory forest, domains in the forest, and organizational units (OUs) in each domain. A server that is running AD DS is called a domain controller." [technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9a5cba91-7153-4265-adda-c70df2321982]
The Active Directory Domain Services diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Active Directory hierarchical structure
Active Directory hierarchical structure, volume, print queue, policy, organizational unit, group, domain, computer,
The vector stencils library "Active Directory" contains 20 symbols of Active Directory objects for drawing AD network diagrams. It helps network and system administrators to visualize Microsoft Windows Active Directory structures for network design, installation and maintainance.
"Objects.
An Active Directory structure is an arrangement of information about objects. The objects fall into two broad categories: resources (e.g., printers) and security principals (user or computer accounts and groups). Security principals are assigned unique security identifiers (SIDs).
Each object represents a single entity - whether a user, a computer, a printer, or a group - and its attributes. Certain objects can contain other objects. An object is uniquely identified by its name and has a set of attributes - the characteristics and information that the object represents - defined by a schema, which also determines the kinds of objects that can be stored in Active Directory.
The schema object lets administrators extend or modify the schema when necessary. However, because each schema object is integral to the definition of Active Directory objects, deactivating or changing these objects can fundamentally change or disrupt a deployment. Schema changes automatically propagate throughout the system. Once created, an object can only be deactivated - not deleted. Changing the schema usually requires planning. Sites are implemented as a set of well-connected subnets." [Active Directory. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Active Directory" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Active Directory symbols
Active Directory symbols, volume, user, site link bridge, site link, site, server, print queue, policy, organizational unit, group, generic object, domain, container, contact, connection, computer, certificate template, NTDS site settings, Licensing site, IP subnet,
This AD diagram example was redesigned from the picture "Asymmetric
encryption" from the book "Active Directory for Dummies".
"Asymmetric Encryption:
This scenario uses a public and private key pair that is associated with each other. With this type of encryption, one of the keys is used to encrypt the data in such a way that only the corresponding second key is capable of decrypting the information. ...
In asymmetric encryption, two different keys are involved in the process: one for encrypting the document and a different but related key for decrypting the document. The two keys are generated at the same time so that if a document is encrypted with one of the keys, only the second related key can decrypt the document. ... Typically, these keys are referred to as a private key and a public key. A private key is one that is generated for a particular user and is never shared with any other user or computer. A public key is typically one of the pieces of data that’s stored in a PKI certificate. Although this type of encryption creates a very secure way of sharing data, an added benefit is you knowing that a piece of data decrypted by using a particular user’s public key must have come from that user because no other user would have the private key the document was encrypted with."
[Steve Clines and Marcia Loughry, Active Directory® For Dummies®, 2nd Edition. 2008]
The Active Directory diagram example "Asymmetric encryption" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Active Directory diagram
Active Directory diagram, user, recipient policy, lock, key, Licensing site,
The vector stencils library "Active Directory" contains 20 symbols of Active Directory elements for drawing AD network diagrams. It helps network and system administrators to visualize Microsoft Windows Active Directory structures for network design, installation and maintainance.
"An Active Directory structure is an arrangement of information about objects. The objects fall into two broad categories: resources (e.g., printers) and security principals (user or computer accounts and groups). Security principals are assigned unique security identifiers (SIDs).
Each object represents a single entity - whether a user, a computer, a printer, or a group - and its attributes. Certain objects can contain other objects. An object is uniquely identified by its name and has a set of attributes - the characteristics and information that the object represents - defined by a schema, which also determines the kinds of objects that can be stored in Active Directory.
The schema object lets administrators extend or modify the schema when necessary. However, because each schema object is integral to the definition of Active Directory objects, deactivating or changing these objects can fundamentally change or disrupt a deployment. Schema changes automatically propagate throughout the system. Once created, an object can only be deactivated - not deleted. Changing the schema usually requires planning. Sites are implemented as a set of well-connected subnets." [Active Directory. Wikipedia]
The AD symbols example "Active Directory - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
www.conceptdraw.com/solution-park/active-directory-diagrams Read more
Domain
Domain, domain,
Computer
Computer, computer,
User
User, user,
Group
Group, group,
Container
Container, container,
Print queue
Print queue, print queue,
Contact
Contact, contact,
Organizational unit
Organizational unit, organizational unit,
Policy
Policy, policy,
Volume
Volume, volume,
Generic object
Generic object, generic object,
Site
Site, site,
Site link
Site link, site link,
Site link bridge
Site link bridge, site link bridge,
Server
Server, server,
NTDS site settings
NTDS site settings, NTDS site settings,
IP subnet
IP subnet, IP subnet,
Certificate template
Certificate template, certificate template,
Licensing site
Licensing site, Licensing site,
Connection
Connection, connection,