10.4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Components

Active Directory utilizes many different types of server resources in order to function properly. For example, it uses memory to increase the speed of accessing data, CPU time to process information, and network resources to communicate with clients and Active Directory domain controllers. Additionally, it uses disk space for storing the Active Directory data store itself and the Global Catalog (GC).

The types and amount of system resources consumed by Active Directory are based on many factors. Some of the more obvious ones include the size of the Active Directory data store and how many users are supported in the environment. Other factors include the replication topology and ...

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