Active Directory Fundamentals

What is a workgroup and how is it set up?

Authenticating users in a computer network. Employees in any organization, big or small, need to log in to their computers at the start of their work day. Logging in gives them access to shared files, folders, printers, critical applications related to work, as well as…
Active Directory Fundamentals

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…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Schema

Active Directory (AD) schema is a blueprint which describes the rules about the type of objects that can be stored in the AD as well as the attributes related to these objects. The schema thus defines the content, and the structure of the object classes and theobject…
Active Directory Fundamentals

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…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Creating objects in active directory

You can create objects in Active Directory by using the Active directory users and computers console. Start -> Administrators tools -> Active Directory users and computers. On the Active Directory users and computers console, right click on the container object…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Understanding Active Directory Objects

What you’ll learn: Active Directory (AD) is a directory service introduced by Microsoft as a centralized network resource management system. This network is comprised of entities that represent real users or network resources, and the entities are called as Active…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Framework of Active Directory

The Active Directory structure is built on the domain level. The framework that holds the objects can be viewed at different levels namely forest, domain trees and domains. At the top of the level is the forest. A forest holds all the Active directory data. The first…