I am creating diagram to help our Tier 1 and 2 staff understand the flow of data from ADUC as well as other databases in our company. I'm trying to get a good grasp of how a users data is accessed by various Microsoft applications.
The idea behind this is so that if a user has a problem with data somewhere (SharePoint for example) our support staff can follow a workflow to know where SharePoint is getting it's data from and where there may be a problem.
From what I have been told, AD and Exchange are the same data table. SharePoint then accesses this data. The Global Address List also accesses this same data table as well.
Is that correct?
In the beginning I thought AD and Exchange are two different databases that interacted with each other where SharePoint pulled from AD and the GAL and OCS pulled from Exchange.