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Windows AD Domain Setup

An AD domain controller authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. Active Directory (AD) is a directory service implemented by Microsoft for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems.

Introduction to Active Directory Services

  • Completely integrated with Microsoft Windows Server operating systems.
  • Integrates the Internet concept of namespace with the operating system’s directory service.
  • Allows a single point of administration for all published resources.

  • Structure of Active Directory Architecture

  • Data model
  • Schema
  • Security model
  • Administration model