Domain Controllers, Member Servers, and Domain Services

When you install Windows Server 2008 on a new system, you can configure the server to be a member server, a domain controller, or a stand-alone server. The differences between these types of servers are extremely important. Member servers are a part of a domain but don’t store directory information. Domain controllers are distinguished from member servers because they store directory information and provide authentication and directory services for the domain. Stand-alone servers aren’t a part of a domain. Because stand-alone servers have their own user databases, they authenticate logon requests independently.

Working with Active Directory

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