Week 1 Assignment 1
1. Active directory is controlled from an Active Directory server. The server is accessed by an administrator and then the changes that are made on the AD infrastructure is replicated to all workstations and users that login. AD exists in one location and replicated or issues out the permissions, rules, and roles out to the objects it is managing.
2. Permissions are generally going to be submitted by a request to the administrator and then after it is approved, the work is completed. Password changes can be done using utilities or requests. Depends on how the organization decides on that feature. Active directory has a central management system. Team of administrators or one administrator, depending on the size of the team or department.
3. Administrators need to take into account the roles and permissions of the existing infrastructure. Planning and mapping out of the groups, policies, rules, and permissions will need to be thought out. This will lessen the mistakes of having some overlap or leaving gaps of security loop holes. Wiping out existing structure after migrating users.
4. All permissions and policies will be uniform when Active Directory is employed into the infrastructure. Administrators can change permissions and privileges to meet requirements for that group or department.
5. Defining will have to be documented whenever anyone needs a change. Levels of access can be done through the administrator for object level changes by setting different levels of permissions such as read-write-full access or no access.