[Samba] Please translate M$ speak: create a new organizational unit

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Mon May 18 12:49:32 GMT 2009

Miguel Medalha wrote:
>>     I am a bit new to Samba PDC.  When a M$ tech article says:
>> "Use Active Directory Users and Computers to create a new
>> organizational unit (OU)".  What does this mean in Samba PDC talk?
>> Please translate.
> That is LDAP terminology, not MS's.

Hmm, yes and no. In MS AD a OU means a little bit more than in pure LDAP.
In AD you create a OU
1. to delegate the administration of a subset of users, groups and
computers  and
2. to attach a group policy to a subset of users and computers.

This will be relevant for Samba4.

Ciao, Michael.

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