Visualize nested group structures

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Visualize nested group structures

Background / Value

One of the most important concepts of every Active Directory (AD) is group structure. Administrators use groups to assign access rights to resources to individual users. This can create recursions or loops in your group structure. For example: The group "Marketing" assigns access rights to the appropriate file server directories for that department. At the same time this group is also a member (in a recursion) of the group "4th floor WiFi" The 8MAN graph shows and highlights the recursion within your Active Directory thereby helping you recognize errors and correct mistakes.


Additional Services

Identifying the depth of nesting in your AD

Identifying recursive groups


Step by step process

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Switch to Accounts in the AD Graph view.

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1.Find the AD group by entering its name into the search field. For example: "Marketing". Select the desired result from the Activer Directory Resources section of the drop-down.

2.If you can’t find your resource click on "show further results".




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1.The "Marketing" group is the focus of the following analysis.

2.Above the group you see 4 other groups in the AD graph that the "Marketing Group is a member in, the so-called "parents". All "parent" groups, both direct and indirect, are listed on the left-hand side. Indirect "parents" are indicated by a blue arrow.

3.On the right hand side you can see the name of the group listed at the top. Underneath it you can see a list of all "children", both direct and indirect, of the group.

4.You can open and close the individual branches on the AD graph by clicking on the icon. The number listed indicates the number of direct "parents" or "children".