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Domain Controller

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by hussainwadiwalla, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. hussainwadiwalla

    hussainwadiwalla Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    i am slightly confused by the difference between Active Directory and a domain controller.

    I know when AD is installed on a server, that server becomes a domain controller. But what is a domain controller? and what's it responsible for?
     
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  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Active Directory is a database that holds objects such as users, computers, groups, contacts, policies, etc.. A domain controller what you call a server that hosts the active directory... it's responsible for checking permissions, authentication, logging, etc..
     
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