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David Pena
Mr. Short
User and Group Management
Active Directory (AD) schema is a blueprint which describes the rules about the type of
objects that can be stored in the AD as well as the attributes related to these objects. Out of the
box, AD supports many different types of objects (e.g., users) and attributes (e.g., first and last
name). When the base schema that comes with AD doesn’t lend itself well to data you need to
store in the directory, you can extend the schema with custom objects and attributes. The schema
thus defines the content, and the structure of the object classes and the object attributes used to
create an object. While creating a new object, the AD references the classes defined in the
schema and utilizes the retrieved information to create the object.
Typically, the AD schema is extended for a number of reasons. For many organizations,
the most common reason is the implementation of an application that requires a schema
extension. Also, quite common is extending the schema to support an internally developed
application, or to provide a location to store proprietary data in AD.
The following are screenshots of our User and Group Management task:
Open Server Manager and under tools go to Active Directory Users and Computers.
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I then created the groups in my OU per our instructions.
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I then created a excel/csv file with all the necessary data.
I then opened the script in powershell and made the necessary changes to the file path
and domain name.
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