forests and trees

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forests and trees

The domain hierarchy in the Windows Active Directory system. A tree is a group of domains that have the same DNS name; for example, abc.com (the top domain), sales.abc.com and support.abc.com (the child domains). A forest is a collection of trees, which can be treated as one administrative unit by the user designated as Enterprise Administrator (EA), and Active Directory automatically manages trusts between domains. For security purposes, organizations have set up multiple forests, but trusts between forests must be managed manually by the administrator. See Cross-Forest Trust, transitive trust and Active Directory.
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Then they used a variety of fairly well known hacking tools to look at the Active Directory tree to understand the organization better and then move around inside in the internal network.
Windows 2000 integrated authentication - Web-based single sign-on across heterogeneous systems - Web-based identity management for intranet and extranet users - Web-based delegated administration of user identity profiles and groups - Web-based user self registration, password policy enforcement, and self-service - Static, dynamic, and nested group management with policy based access control - Active Directory forest support for any Active Directory tree structure that a company has deployed
Once an organization has selected their Active Directory structure, administrators simply drag and drop the model to launch the automated migration and population of the Active Directory tree.
Improved performance in a number of critical areas including enumerating objects and managing multiple domains and active directory trees.
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