Collecting and analyzing users and groups

Before you create any zones, you should collect and analyze information about existing users and groups in the target set of computers. After you have investigated user and group attributes and identified invalid accounts and conflicting attributes, you can draft a basic zone design that addresses the needs of that user population. The goal of the initial zone design is to provide access to those users who currently have access, so they can transition to Active Directory with no disruption to their work. Later, you can refine access to computers through role assignments, filtering, and other options, if needed.