Directory Management

Enterprise directory is a directory database installed on domain servers. This database performs the tasks of finding and managing information about users, groups, computers, peripherals and organizational units.

With the enterprise directory, you can manage resources centrally and access resources with a single username and password.

Enterprise directory can be examined in two parts: Logical and physical.

Enterprise Directory Logical Structure: Domains, domain trees (parent or child domains containing the same domain names), forest, objects, organization units (OU).

Enterprise Directory Physical Structure: Domain controllers and regions.


Domain is a logical component that shares and manages objects in the same database.

Domain trees are subdomains of the domain. These domains can share resources with each other and replicate their information among themselves.

Forest is a structure formed by the combination of more than one domain tree. Within a forest, even if trees do not use the same naming context, the schema and general catalog information are common.

Organizational unit is a logical structure within the domain that contains objects such as users, groups and computers.

General catalog is the repository where common properties of objects are kept in searches made for all domains in a forest.

Schema is the structure that contains the definitions of the classes belonging to the objects in a forest and the attributes in the objects.


SambaBox supports 69 and earlier versions as the schema version.

With directory management, you can create users, groups and organization units, adjust their settings and perform the operations listed below: