Glossary

Active Directory

The fully extensible and scalable directory service used by Windows Server 2003 to identify all resources on a network and make them available to users and applications. It is designed to make the physical location of the resource transparent to the user or application, thus providing a single point of logon for users and a single point of object administration.

Active Directory system discovery

The Configuration Manager discovery method designed to poll the closest Active Directory domain controller and return system objects that are stored as discovered records in the Configuration Manager site database.

Active Directory system group discovery

The Configuration Manager discovery method designed to poll the closest Active ...

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