Introducing Active Directory
Active Directory is the directory service included with Windows Server. Active Directory includes the directory that stores information about your distributed resources as well as the services that make the information useful and available. All versions of Windows Server since Windows 2000 support Active Directory.
Active Directory Domains
Windows domains that use Active Directory are called Active Directory domains. In an Active Directory domain, your data resides in a single, distributed data repository that requires less administration to maintain while also allowing easy access from any location on the network. Using the physical and logical structures provided by Active Directory, you can scale the directory to ...