· Forest A forest is one or more trees that do not share a contiguous name space. The trees in the forest do share a common schema, configuration, and global catalog, but the trees do not share a contiguous name space. All trees in the forest trust each other through Kerberos transitive trusts. In actuality, the forest does not have a distinct name, but the trees are viewed as a hierarchy of trust relationships. The tree at the top of the hierarchy normally refers to the tree. For example, corp.com, production.corp.com, and mgmt.corp.com form a forest with corp.com serving as the forest root.
· Tree The hierarchy structure of the domain, organizational units, and objects is called a tree. The objects within the tree are referred to as endpoints, while the OUs in the tree structure are nodes. In terms of a physical tree, you can think of the branches as OUs or containers and the leaves as objects an object is the natural endpoint of the node within the tree.
· Domain Collection of network resources defined by security boundaries.
· OU Contains objects in domain which in turn contains users, Groups, Computers.
· Physical Structure:-
· Sites Collections of one or more IP subnets connected by high speed reliable permanent link.
· Domain Controller A unit of replication & Physical device (DC).
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