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Windows Server 2016 Inside Out, First Edition by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 04. Active Directory

Managing Active Directory

Domain Controllers

AD DS Structure

Accounts

Group policy

Restoring deleted items

Managing AD DS with PowerShell

Active Directory, the identity glue that binds on-premises Microsoft networks together, is at the center of almost all on-premises networks. Although each computer can have its own unique individual user and service accounts, Active Directory provides a central user, a computer, and a service account store.

But Active Directory is more than an identity store; it can also be used to store data for Active Directory-aware applications. One example of this is Microsoft Exchange Server, which stores server configuration information in Active Directory. Other applications, such as System ...

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