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How to Create an Active Directory Diagram in ConceptDraw PRO

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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,
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,

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
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.
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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,
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,

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