What is meant by active directory?

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active directory is centrifical database.Its provide to central authentication and autherization services for n/w computers.it is also provide apply security  policies

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Active Directory is a directory service used to store information about the network resources across a domain.An 'Active Directory' (AD) structure is a hierarchical framework of objects. The objects fall into three broad categories: resources (e.g., printers), services (e.g., email), and users (user accounts and groups). The AD provides information on the objects, organizes the objects, controls access and sets security.


  • May 14th, 2010

Active directory is a directory service / database which contains all the information related as part of domain. Like server / computer / users / groups and etc. All the entities are part of domain are call it as objects. So this ADS service will relate /integrate all the object in AD. This is same like our NDS in NT4X but NDS we cannot edit / update from anywhere. Since ADS allow administrator to edit the objects from any where we are calling this as a ACTIVE DIRECTORY.

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  • Aug 6th, 2011

Active directory is a directory service / database which contains all the information related as part of domain. Like server / computer / users / groups and etc.

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  • Jan 5th, 2012

Active directory is a secure hirachical database which maintains the informations about user, computer, printer and network connected devices etc.

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Anil Kumar

  • Jan 22nd, 2012

Active Directory is the brain of the windows server. It is a database file which stores the objects. Objects are nothing but users, printers, computers.....etc.

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vinoth arjun

  • Sep 7th, 2012

Active directory is the network object where we locate and manage the resources and make these resources useful to its authorized user and groups.

In active directory all are consider as a objects example client,printer,user.....

It is the heart of the windows server 2003.

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  • Oct 15th, 2015

Active Directory:
1. It is a Microsoft based Application.
2. It is a Centralized database, The name of database is NTDS (New technology directory service), it maintain user name, password, and other account information
3. It creates the domains

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  • Jan 3rd, 2016

AD is an Database, which stored the all information related to user, system etc.
It is a Centralized Database.

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masududzaman khan

  • Feb 1st, 2016

Active Directory short name as AD, is a database to store users information database. Widely used for centralizing data also create domain control and have so many features like group policy implementation and many more

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Mohsin Patel

  • Mar 24th, 2016

Active Directory is a Meta Data is stored User Information, Network Information, System Information is stored database called as Active Directory

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Himanshu Pawar

  • Jun 9th, 2016

Active directory is a database, which store the information about network resource like Users, computers, printers, folders and other resources information which are connected to domain network.

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  • Jun 18th, 2016

Active directory is the centralized administrative resources over the network and we can share and store all the objects such as user, computer, scanner, printer and network information.

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  • Nov 21st, 2016

Active directory is a directory service which contains information of all users accounts and shared resources on a network. Purpose of Active directory:
1) To provide user logon and authentication services using kerberos protocol.
2) To centralize and decentralize the resource management.
3) To centrally manage users and computer.
4) To Enable authorized users to easily find on a network.

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  • Dec 5th, 2016

Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates network management of user data, security, and distributed resources, and enables interoperation with other directories. Active Directory is designed especially for distributed networking environments.
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) stores directory data and manages communication between users and domains, including user logon processes, authentication, and directory searches. An Active Directory domain controller is a server that is running AD DS

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Iftikhar alam

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Active Directory its a Database which has all information about network object Like: Users, Computers, Groups, Printer etc. It is provide global catalog active directory logs and authorized users on the network

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  • May 19th, 2017

A: Active Directory provides a centralised control for network administration and security. Server computers configured with Active Directory are known as domain controllers. Active Directory stores all information and settings for a deployment in a central database, and allows administrators to assign policies and deploy and update software.

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Rohit sahu

  • May 19th, 2017

It is a Domain controller for all the users account

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