Use universal AD groups

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Use universal AD groups

A -> U -> P

A - account (user-account)

U - universal group (universal AD-group)

P - permission


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1.8MAN creates AD groups with the type universal.

2.8MAN adds the required users to this group.

3.8MAN assigns permissions to file server resources for this group.






Membership in a universal group requires 8 bytes (foreign domain) or 40 bytes (own domain) of storage in the Kerberos token. A universal group can be a member on foreign domains as long as these belong to the same forest. It is therefore possible to use a group in multiple domains within the same forest.


Universal AD-groups may not have local AD-groups as members. Nested grouping (parent - child relationships) are part of this restriction.

Universal groups can not be used across multiple forests. Therefore this approach is unsuitable in multi-forest environments.