Domain functional level

Introduction

Domain functional level (DFL) determines the features of a Domain Controller (DC) based on the Windows server Operating System (OS) it runs on. Feature set of a particular DFL will be available for a DC if it runs on the operating system version that is compatible with the functional level. Note that, the OS version constraint is only for the domain controller and not applicable for the member servers or the workstations in the domain. Read more  

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Read only domain controller

Introduction

A read only domain controller (RODC) is a type of domain controller that has read-only partitions of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) database. RODC is available in Windows server 2008 OS and in its succeeding versions. Enterprises tend to deploy RODC under two conditions viz., 

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Active Directory Recycle Bin

In an Active Directory¬†environment, there could be instances where Active Directory objects such as users, computers, groups or organizational units are deleted accidentally. Revocation of such errors can be a cumbersome task for the system administrators. Thus to enable easy recovery of deleted objects by the administrators,¬†Microsoft introduced Active Directory Recycle Bin which is quite similar to the Windows Recycle Bin. Read more  

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