Active Directory Objects


In simplest terms, Active Directory is basically a database of Objects and their corresponding attributes. Every resource in Active Directory is represented as an object (i.e. Contacts, Shares, OUs, Servers, Workstations, Printers, Domains, Users, Groups, etc.).  All Active Directory Objects in DNTU are displayed in a consistent style AD Object Viewer layout.

Active Directory Computers

DNTU’s Active Directory Computers container contains a list of all computers within the selected AD Domain. This will allow Administrators to quickly find a Computer without having to drill down through all OUs & Containers. 


Active Directory Quick OUs

DNTU’s exclusive Quick OUs container allows Administrators to create shortcuts to commonly used OUs.


Active Directory Users & Computers

DNTU’s Active Directory Users & Computers is very similar to Microsoft Active Directory Users & Computers tool, except when using DNTU you are not restricted to being a member of the Domain or being physically logged into the Domain. Active Directory Users & Computers objects are divided into the following default containers. However, in addition to these default containers, you can also organize AD Objects in logical units by creating containers called organizational units (OUs).


Active Directory Builtin Objects

Active Directory Builtin Objects contain objects that define the default built-in groups, such as Account Operators or Administrators.


Active Directory Computer Objects

Computer objects contains Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 computer objects.


Active Directory Domain Controllers Objects

Domain Controller Objects are computer objects for machines serving as domain controllers running a Windows Server Operating System (i.e. Windows 2000, 2000 Advanced Server, Windows Server 2003, 2008, etc.).


Active Directory ForeignSecurityPrincipals Objects

ForeignSecurityPrincipals contain information on objects from a trusted external domain. Normally, these objects are created when an object from an external domain is added to a group in the current domain.


Active Directory LostAndFound Objects (Advanced View Only)

LostAndFound objects are objects whose containers were deleted at the same time the object was created. If an object has been created in or moved to a location that is missing after replication, the lost object is added to the LostAndFound container. LostAndFound objects basically stores Active Directory objects that have been orphaned. Available in Advanced View only.


Active Directory System Objects (Advanced View Only)

System Objects contain built-in system settings for various system service objects & containers. Available in Advanced View only.


Active Directory Users

Default container for user objects.