Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory Nested Groups Explained

What you will learn: Nesting groups in Active Directory (AD) allow for better control in managing access to resources in the AD network. Group nesting also makes it easier to assign permissions across multiple domains and greatly reduces the hassle for IT administrators.
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…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Trusts in Active Directory: An overview

What you will learn from this article: An Active Directory network may contain several domains in a hierarchical fashion. All the resources of one domain are not directly available to every other domain. The availability of resource sharing is governed by Active Directory…
Active Directory Fundamentals

What are Domain Controllers?

What is a domain and a domain controller? The computer machines that function as servers in the domain can either be a member server or a DC. A member server belongs to a particular domain, but it does not authenticate the users of that domain. There is no data about the…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory FSMO Roles Explained

What you will learn from this article: Active Directory (AD) relies on the AD replication process to keep the information updated across all its domain controllers (DC) in the network. This replication is done through the multi-master replication method, where if the…
Active Directory Fundamentals

DNS and Active Directory

Domain Name System (DNS) is a name resolution method that is used to resolve host names to IP addresses. It is used on TCP/IP networks and across the internet. DNS is a namespace. Active Directory is built on DNS. DNS namespace is used internet wide while the Active…