Active Directory Modes
Active Directory is a Microsoft service that provides authentication and authorization for Windows-based users, computers, and services in a centralized location. It is a necessary component for access into Microsoft CRM 2013. The advantage of leveraging Active Directory is a single system sign-on process; application access can be granted without requiring multiple sign-ons.
The easiest way to think of this is that when users log on to the Windows network, they are essentially logging on to not only the network, but also to all network resources, including printers, file shares, and applications that they have access to. Active Directory works by organizing network objects in a hierarchy.
A forest is the top level of Active ...