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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Security Components of the Active Directory

An understanding of the architecture of Active Directory security is necessary to properly administer Active Directory objects. This section identifies the major players in security and describes how they work together to provide an orderly access mechanism based on levels of privilege. Understanding the architecture is also an important component of successful troubleshooting. In this section, you also look at the security components of the Active Directory.

Globally Unique Identifiers

Every object in the Active Directory is identified by a globally unique identifier (GUID) and a security identifier (SID). A GUID is a 128-bit number that uniquely identifies an object and is immutable. Even if you move ...

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