Active Directory Objects

Real-world entities such as users, computers are represented as objects in Active Directory. Objects are the fulcrum for the very existence of Active Directory. One important aspect with respect to object characteristics is that some of the objects can contain other objects. On a broader sense, objects that contain other objects are container objects while others are just leaf objects.
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Replication in Active Directory

What is Replication?

In any organization, large or small, it is imperative that directory data is updated regularly and available for access to all users. For example, when an employee’s telephone number is modified, it must be communicated throughout the organization ensuring up-to-dateness of every domain controller.

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FSMO Roles – In detail

There are changes, which could be performed across domain controllers in Active Directory, using the ‘multi-master replication’. However, performing all changes this way may not be practical, and so it must be refined under one domain controller that maneuvers such change requests intelligently. And that domain controller is dubbed as Operations Master, sometimes known as Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO).

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