This section contains TTUnet Active Directory OU Administration standards. If you
have questions about the standards contained herein, please contact the Director of Telecommunications.
- Only service accounts1
and administrative accounts2
may be created within an OU. No personal, general-use accounts may be created.
Users (employees, students, guests) must always use their eRaider account when
accessing computing systems.
- All service account and administrative account usernames
and group names must begin with your organization's TTUnet code followed by
an underscore (e.g., lib_admins, ba_staff, itts_lab_east). For
a list of all TTUnet organization codes,
- Computer accounts:
All systems must be configured to use DHCP
Texas Tech University employees may join computers to the domain; computer accounts
will be automatically created in the ttu.edu/ttu/Computers OU
- OU Administrators may move their departmental computer accounts
from the ttu.edu/ttu/Computers OU as needed
- Optionally, OU Administrators may pre-create computer accounts
in their departmental OU
- OUs will be periodically audited for compliance with this
policy. Necessary steps will be taken to bring non-compliant directory objects
1Service Account: An account
used in the context of running a Windows service (e.g., Directory Replicator, Microsoft
An account which is granted administrative rights for the purpose of performing
administrator-level operations within the Windows operating system.