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hi Glauber. I will try to answer your questions.
1. When you synchronize groups (within TS), it only synchronizes the groups that are already imported / defined. And yes, every single user of the group becomes a defined user on TS.
3. If the same group is assigned to multiple sites, then the group gets synced on each site.
Thank you. Good answers.
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on #2. Jeff is correct. If you are using AD groups, the name will be the AD group name. However you can also still create local groups when using AD as the identity store, and you can name this anything. It's not a common or best practice but there might be special situations where you can take advantage of local groups.
Thanks. Yes, currently I do have one Tableau Server that has AD authentication, but I use local groups and no synchronization. For development servers like this one, that means I can let users log in with their AD passwords, but don't need to interact with the AD admins at all - I manage my Tableau server locally by creating groups and assigning users locally.
For us, Local Groups are the norm and AD groups are much less common. Thus when we create a Project for someone we create a Local Group of the same name, put the Project Leader into it, and give it the default of Publisher, Editor, Editor. They then use this Group as they need it.