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Design Element: Active Directory for Network Diagrams

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

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
This Active Directory network diagram example depicts types of groups and people assignment rules.
Architecture groups in a Windows Active Directory 2003:
(1) The arrow indicates "may be a member of."
(2) Dotted: Functionality limited to Windows 2003 (without the Windows 2000 compatibility).
(3) Red: Setting possible, but not recommended.
It was drawn on the base of Wikimedia Commons file: AD2003.JPG. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AD2003.JPG]
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. [creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en]
The Active Directory network diagram example "Tree and Forest (Full Trust)" 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 network diagram
Active Directory network diagram, user, group, domain, application,

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

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
This AD diagram example was redesigned from the picture "Site links" from the book "Active Directory for Dummies".
"Site links represent the Active Directory replication paths between sites.
These paths are manually defined so that the designer has control over which network links the replication traffic occurs on. These site links also control how clients are directed to domain controllers when there’s no DC in the client’s local site. Each site link has the following attributes:
(1) Connected sites: A site link is defined by the sites to which it connects. A site link can connect two or more sites together.
(2) Network transport: Site links support replication communication over IP-based RPCs or with the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP). You normally want to use RPC whenever possible, but you can use SMTP when the sites you’re linking don’t support RPC.
(3) Cost: Each site link has a cost associated with it. Costs are used to assign preferences to links that determine which link should be followed when multiple link paths are available between sites. The cost represents what it “costs” to use this site link relative to the other site links and affects replication traffic as well as how users are assigned a domain controller. Links with lower cost values have preference over links with higher cost values. Cost values range from 1–32,767; the default being 100.
(4) Frequency: The frequency value defines how often a replication occurs
when using this site link (the replication latency). You can configure the time between replications from a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 10,080 minutes (one week). The default frequency is 180 minutes.
(5) Schedule: The schedule dictates when this link is active and available for replication between the sites. The schedule can also control which days of the week the link is available. Normally, the schedule is set so that the link is available 24 hours a day, but you can set up different schedules on a per-day-of-the-week basis.
By creating a site link, you enable two or more sites to be connected and to share the same site link attributes (transport, cost, frequency, and schedule). By default, site links create transitive connectivity between sites.
If you create a site link between sites A and B and another site link between
sites B and C, an automatic connection (known as a site link bridge) is created between sites A and C..." [Steve Clines and Marcia Loughry, Active Directory® For Dummies®, 2nd Edition. 2008]
The Active Directory diagram example "Site links" 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 network diagram
Active Directory network diagram, site, subnet, site link bridge, site link,
"Microsoft Windows 2000 Server introduces Active Directory to replace domain functionality. Active Directory will continue to get the job done, but in a much more efficient way. Active Directory can be replicated between multiple domain controllers, so no single system is critical. In this way, the crucial data stored within Active Directory is both redundant and load-balanced.
A directory, in the most generic sense, is a comprehensive listing of objects. A phone book is a type of directory that stores information about people, businesses, and government organizations. Phone books typically record names, addresses, and phone numbers. Active Directory is similar to a phone book in several ways, and it is far more flexible. Active Directory will store information about organizations, sites, systems, users, shares, and just about any other network object that you can imagine. Not all objects are as similar to each other as those stored in the phone book, so Active Directory includes the ability to record different types of information about different objects." [technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742424.aspx]
The AD diagram example "Active Directory structure diagram" 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 network diagram
Active Directory network diagram, volume, user, organizational unit, group, domain, computer, client, WAN,
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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
"Microsoft Windows 2000 Server introduces Active Directory to replace domain functionality. Active Directory will continue to get the job done, but in a much more efficient way. Active Directory can be replicated between multiple domain controllers, so no single system is critical. In this way, the crucial data stored within Active Directory is both redundant and load-balanced.
A directory, in the most generic sense, is a comprehensive listing of objects. A phone book is a type of directory that stores information about people, businesses, and government organizations. Phone books typically record names, addresses, and phone numbers. Active Directory is similar to a phone book in several ways, and it is far more flexible. Active Directory will store information about organizations, sites, systems, users, shares, and just about any other network object that you can imagine. Not all objects are as similar to each other as those stored in the phone book, so Active Directory includes the ability to record different types of information about different objects." [technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742424.aspx]
The AD diagram example "Active Directory structure diagram" 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 network diagram
Active Directory network diagram, volume, user, organizational unit, group, domain, computer, client, WAN,