Understanding trees, forests, etc in AD
Posted on 2009-05-14
I am having a little trouble getting my head around forests, trees etc in AD.
So, I will give an example structure below and hope someone can help.
Let say my organisation is named Company.
I have one AD forest. If I look at the domain structure using ADUC, then I see two 'root' domains; Europe.company.com and US.Company.com
Europe.Company.com has child domains of UK.europe.company.com, France.europe.company.com and Germany.europe.company.com
In addition, UK.europe.company.com itself has two child domains of London.UK.Europe.company.com and Manchester.UK.Europe.Company.com
US.Company.com has two child domains; East.US.Company.com and West.US.Company.com
Would I be correct in saying there were two Trees here? Europe.Company.com and US.Company.com.
But what are the Leaves? And are there any other terms?
Also, what is the Forest root?
Any help appreciated!