The first step in designing an organization unit (OU) structure is determining the layout. How should it look? Identifying the makeup of your faculty, staff, and students, how to handle HIPAA-sensitive data, and differentiate between active students vs. alums and those accounts no longer active will allow you to make better plans.
When you apply settings in the Admin console, you can apply those at the root or by specific OU. Being thoughtful in designing your structure lets you apply settings based on each OU's purpose.
Note: It is important to note, you can't control settings of shared drives by moving them to an OU.
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