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…
Active Directory Policies

Group Policy Objects

Group Policy settings are stored in the form of Group Policy Objects (GPOs). GPOs can be created like any other active directory object and is linked to a Site, domain or OU in which the policy settings have to be applied. The GPO stores its configuration information in two…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Domain Controllers

Computers that function as servers in a domain can be a member server or a domain controller. A member server belongs to a particular domain but does not authenticate the users of that domain. There is no Active directory data installed in it. Domain controllers are…
Active Directory Fundamentals

Global Catalog Server

A domain controller storesdomain informationrelated to its domain alone. To locate objects outside its domain is beyond its scope. Hence there is a need for a Global Catalog server. The global catalog contains a partial representation of all objects in the entire…
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…