Active Directory Structure

Active Directory (AD) is a robust, standards-based Light Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory developed by Microsoft. In addition to serving as the central directory for Windows Server 2003, AD is also used to store the Exchange Server 2003 directory information. All Exchange attributes, such as email address, mailbox location, home server, and a whole range of other information used by Exchange is directly stored in Active Directory.

Exploring AD Domains

An Active Directory domain is the main logical boundary of Active Directory. In a standalone sense, an AD domain looks very much like a Windows NT domain. Users and computers are all stored and managed from within the boundaries of the domain. However, several ...

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