AD Security Groups

There are 3 types of security groups in Active Directory and you can look at them from 2 perspectives:

Where can the group be used?

Domain local – local domain only
Global – any domain in forest or trusted forest
Universal – any domain in forest

What can the group contain?

Domain local – Domain local from the same domain, Global or Universal from any domain in the forest, Global groups from a trusted external domain
Global – other Global groups from the same domain
Universal – Users, Computers, Global groups, Universal groups from any domain in the forest

 

 

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