In the past, many UW departments have implemented their own Microsoft domain servers in order to self-manage departmental computers, accounts, and software.
A service is available that allows departments to manage their own resources and also participate in the university-wide Active Directory domain, UWYO. This service allows departments to phase out support of separate domain servers while maintaining control of departmental resources.
UW departments that have technical staff available can submit a request to have an Organizational Unit (OU) created for their department in the Active Directory. Departments can then create and manage group and computer hardware objects within their assigned Organizational Units.