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Chapter 14. Creating Network Diagrams > Creating a Directory Diagram

Creating a Directory Diagram

Visio Professional includes templates for diagramming directory services structures from any LDAP-compliant source as well as templates specifically for working with Novell Directory Services (NDS) and Active Directory. Visio Professional provides a way to prototype new directories or plan network resources by dragging and dropping shapes. You can design a service and even set policies and permissions for network objects, but you do it all manually.

Whether you’re diagramming generic LDAP objects, Microsoft Exchange servers, or NDS trees in Visio Professional, you use a similar approach. Because these diagrams maintain a model of your directory structure, the way you work with shapes in them differs somewhat from the way you manage shapes in other Visio diagram types (see Figure 14-17). The following guidelines apply:


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