Introduction to Active Directory- By Ivor Ontita.

Based on LDAP Protocol (defined in RFC 4511), Active Directory is a set of services available on the Microsoft Windows platform, designed to provide a variety of identity-based services to Windows based domain. It consists of several different services that allow for authentication and authorization.

At the very base of operations exists Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) which identifies the identifiable scope of manageable computing infrastructure, more commonly known as a domain. For everything to function in concert, AD DS identifies the manageable and configurable realms of the computing infrastructure using a forest.

A forest can be thought of as a collection of multiple domains, sharing a common directory schema (definition of attributes for all the manageable object in the AD) and namespace (for name resolution with DNS).

Upon AD DS, we can leverage the following services. These include:

Since its first introduction as a preview in 1999, Active Directory has undergone multiple changes. As part of one of their latest offerings, AD includes:

At Institute of Advanced Technology, we offer training on how to implement Active Directory and its related services to help better secure your organization’s computing environment. These courses include the MCSA: Windows Server 2012, 2016 and Azure to help you to get to grips on this and other aspects of your organization’s computing infrastructure.

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