IT professionals can learn about how the structure of workstation organizational units is designed, and what roles are available for those organizational units in the Managed Workstation Service.
Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft technology used to manage computers and other devices on a network.
An Organizational Unit (OU) is a subdivision within an AD into which user objects, group objects, computer objects can be placed.
Managed Workstation Top Level Organizational Unit
The top level Active Directory Organization Unit (AD-OU) for computer objects (workstations) in the Managed Workstation Service is located at the following address:
Standard Naming Format and Descriptions of Descendant Organizational Units
- Descendant AD-OU's in Managed Workstation are configured flat (e.g., only one level below top level organizational unit) to allow for granular permissions and ease of management.
- The name of the AD-OU is the name of the functional area/purpose. If required, it can be prefixed with the support area/division, or appended with the campus and/or university building code for location.
- The description field of the AD-OU indicates whom local support is provided by.
Example OU Names and Descriptions
Division/Department and Building Location
Function with Campus / Building
Department with Function
Support Area with Department
- Supported by Information Technology Services Device Support
Available Roles & Permissions for Descendant Organizational Units