Tag Archives: Domain controller

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.

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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 locations: Group Policy Container (GPC) and Group Policy Template (GPT).

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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 Directory namespace is used across a private network. The reason behind the choice of DNS is that it is highly scalable and it is an internet standard.

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