Design elements - Active Directory
The vector stencils library "Active Directory" contains 20 symbols of Active Directory objects for drawing AD network diagrams. It helps network and system administrators to visualize Microsoft Windows Active Directory structures for network design, installation and maintainance.
An Active Directory structure is an arrangement of information about objects. The objects fall into two broad categories: resources (e.g., printers) and security principals (user or computer accounts and groups). Security principals are assigned unique security identifiers (SIDs).
Each object represents a single entity - whether a user, a computer, a printer, or a group - and its attributes. Certain objects can contain other objects. An object is uniquely identified by its name and has a set of attributes - the characteristics and information that the object represents - defined by a schema, which also determines the kinds of objects that can be stored in Active Directory.
The schema object lets administrators extend or modify the schema when necessary. However, because each schema object is integral to the definition of Active Directory objects, deactivating or changing these objects can fundamentally change or disrupt a deployment. Schema changes automatically propagate throughout the system. Once created, an object can only be deactivated - not deleted. Changing the schema usually requires planning. Sites are implemented as a set of well-connected subnets." [Active Directory. Wikipedia]
The shapes example "Design elements - Active Directory" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Active Directory Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.