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Active Directory structure diagram

"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,
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 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,
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 "LDAP" contains 20 symbols of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) elements for drawing the LDAP Directory Services network structure diagrams.
"The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Directory services play an important role in developing intranet and Internet applications by allowing the sharing of information about users, systems, networks, services, and applications throughout the network. As examples, directory services may provide any organized set of records, often with a hierarchical structure, such as a corporate email directory. Similarly, a telephone directory is a list of subscribers with an address and a phone number.
LDAP is specified in a series of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Standard Track publications called Request for Comments (RFCs), using the description language ASN.1. The latest specification is Version 3, published as RFC 4511. ...
A common usage of LDAP is to provide a "single sign on" where one password for a user is shared between many services, such as applying a company login code to web pages (so that staff log in only once to company computers, and then are automatically logged into the company intranet).
LDAP is based on a simpler subset of the standards contained within the X.500 standard. Because of this relationship, LDAP is sometimes called X.500-lite." [Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "LDAP - 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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Country
Country, country,
Organization
Organization, organization,
Organizational unit
Organizational unit, organizational unit,
Generic object
Generic object, generic object,
Locality
Locality, locality,
Alias
Alias, alias,
Person
Person, person,
InetOrgPerson
InetOrgPerson, InetOrgPerson,
Organizational person
Organizational person, organizational person,
Residential person
Residential person, residential person,
Organizational role
Organizational role, organizational role,
Group of names
Group of names, group of names,
Group of unique names
Group of unique names, group of unique names,
Device
Device, device,
cRL distribution point
cRL distribution point, cRL distribution point, cRL, certificate revocation list,
dSA
dSA, dSA, Directory Service Agent,
dmd
dmd, dmd, Directory Management Domain,
Application process
Application process, application process,
Application entity
Application entity, application entity,
Unknown
Unknown, unknown,
The vector stencils library "EPC diagrams" contains 23 EPC symbols.
Use it for drawing event-driven process chain (EPC) diagrams in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Event
Event, event,
Function
Function, function,
Process path
Process path, Process path,
XOR operator
XOR operator, AND operator,
OR operator
OR operator, AND operator,
AND operator
AND operator, AND operator,
Information/ Material Object
Information/ Material Object, information object, material object,
Organization Unit
Organization Unit, organization unit,
Process Group
Process Group, process group,
System
System, system,
Comment 1
Comment 1, comment, callout,
Comment 2
Comment 2, comment, callout,
Control flow (Direct)
Control flow (Direct), control flow,
Information flow (Direct)
Information flow (Direct), information flow,
Organiztion unit assignment (Direct)
Organiztion unit assignment (Direct), organiztion unit assignment,
Control flow (Smart)
Control flow (Smart), control flow,
Information flow (Smart)
Information flow (Smart), information flow,
Organiztion unit assignment (Smart)
Organiztion unit assignment (Smart), organiztion unit assignment,
Information
Information, information,
Enterprise Area
Enterprise Area, enterprise area,
Document
Document, document,
Database
Database, database,
Disk Storage
Disk Storage, disk storage,
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,
The vector stencils library "EPC diagrams" contains 23 symbol icons.
Use it to draw the event-driven process chain (EPC) flowcharts for business process modeling (BPM).
"... the elements used in Event-driven Process Chain diagram... :
(1) Event.
(2) Function.
(3) Process Owner.
(4) Organization unit.
(5) Information, material, or resource object.
(6) Logical connector.
(7) Logical relationships: Branch / Merge, Fork / Join, OR.
(8) Control flow.
(9) Information flow.
(10) Organization unit assignment.
(11) Process path. " [Event-driven process chain. Wikipedia]
The EPC symbols example "Design elements - EPC diagram" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
EPC diagram symbols
EPC diagram symbols, system, process group, organization unit, information object, material object, information, function, event, enterprise area, document, disk storage, database, comment, callout, Process path, AND operator,
The vector stencils library "LDAP" contains 20 symbols of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) elements for drawing the LDAP Directory Services network structure diagrams.
"The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Directory services play an important role in developing intranet and Internet applications by allowing the sharing of information about users, systems, networks, services, and applications throughout the network. As examples, directory services may provide any organized set of records, often with a hierarchical structure, such as a corporate email directory. Similarly, a telephone directory is a list of subscribers with an address and a phone number.
LDAP is specified in a series of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Standard Track publications called Request for Comments (RFCs), using the description language ASN.1. The latest specification is Version 3, published as RFC 4511. ...
A common usage of LDAP is to provide a "single sign on" where one password for a user is shared between many services, such as applying a company login code to web pages (so that staff log in only once to company computers, and then are automatically logged into the company intranet).
LDAP is based on a simpler subset of the standards contained within the X.500 standard. Because of this relationship, LDAP is sometimes called X.500-lite." [Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "LDAP - 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
Country
Country, country,
Organization
Organization, organization,
Organizational unit
Organizational unit, organizational unit,
Generic object
Generic object, generic object,
Locality
Locality, locality,
Alias
Alias, alias,
Person
Person, person,
InetOrgPerson
InetOrgPerson, InetOrgPerson,
Organizational person
Organizational person, organizational person,
Residential person
Residential person, residential person,
Organizational role
Organizational role, organizational role,
Group of names
Group of names, group of names,
Group of unique names
Group of unique names, group of unique names,
Device
Device, device,
cRL distribution point
cRL distribution point, cRL distribution point, cRL, certificate revocation list,
dSA
dSA, dSA, Directory Service Agent,
dmd
dmd, dmd, Directory Management Domain,
Application process
Application process, application process,
Application entity
Application entity, application entity,
Unknown
Unknown, unknown,
The vector stencils library "LDAP" contains 20 symbols of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) elements for drawing the LDAP Directory Services network structure diagrams.
"The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Directory services play an important role in developing intranet and Internet applications by allowing the sharing of information about users, systems, networks, services, and applications throughout the network. As examples, directory services may provide any organized set of records, often with a hierarchical structure, such as a corporate email directory. Similarly, a telephone directory is a list of subscribers with an address and a phone number.
LDAP is specified in a series of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Standard Track publications called Request for Comments (RFCs), using the description language ASN.1. The latest specification is Version 3, published as RFC 4511. ...
A common usage of LDAP is to provide a "single sign on" where one password for a user is shared between many services, such as applying a company login code to web pages (so that staff log in only once to company computers, and then are automatically logged into the company intranet).
LDAP is based on a simpler subset of the standards contained within the X.500 standard. Because of this relationship, LDAP is sometimes called X.500-lite." [Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "LDAP - 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
Country
Country, country,
Organization
Organization, organization,
Organizational unit
Organizational unit, organizational unit,
Generic object
Generic object, generic object,
Locality
Locality, locality,
Alias
Alias, alias,
Person
Person, person,
InetOrgPerson
InetOrgPerson, InetOrgPerson,
Organizational person
Organizational person, organizational person,
Residential person
Residential person, residential person,
Organizational role
Organizational role, organizational role,
Group of names
Group of names, group of names,
Group of unique names
Group of unique names, group of unique names,
Device
Device, device,
cRL distribution point
cRL distribution point, cRL distribution point, cRL, certificate revocation list,
dSA
dSA, dSA, Directory Service Agent,
dmd
dmd, dmd, Directory Management Domain,
Application process
Application process, application process,
Application entity
Application entity, application entity,
Unknown
Unknown, unknown,

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