Active Directory 101 - OU, Branches, Containers
Posted on 2008-11-18
I need some quick help differentiating between a few key concepts within Active Directory.
1) Is a branch essentially the last OU in the hierarchy? For example, let's say we have an OU called "Office", then a child OU called "North East", then a child OU of North East called "Boston" - WOULD this be considered a branch?
2) What about the difference between an "OU" and a "Container"...is there one, or are they two of the same?
3) Can a user (or printer or other resource) belong to MORE THAN ONE OU (I'm guessing the answer is "No" - but would like an expert explanation of this)
Concise and succinct answers would be appreciated.