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Chapter 1Installing and configuring a DomainControllerWhat is Active Directory?Essentially a database that holds objects.Provides centralized control or user accountsRecords all password changesRequires dedicated serversCan be distributed across the worldCan also be used to store information such as printers and shared folders.Services like Email can use Active DirectoryStores group policy settingsEverything in active directory is an objectDomainsLogical group of computers that share the same Active Directory database.Share the same name space. Eg: danny.my.bcit.ca and joanne.my.bcit.ca.Each domain has separate databasesDomain ControllerRuns Active Directory Domain Services.Holds a copy of the Active Directory Database.Replicates changes with other Domain Controllers. So keeps all domain controllers within a domain up to date with each other.Authenticate Users, determine access.The Remove Roles and Features Wizard is used to remove a domain controller in Windows Server 2016.Domain TreeA group of domain that shares the same root namespace.Eg: Sales.microsoft.com and Marketing.microsoft.com.The first domain in a domain tree is called a Tree Root.Automatically creates trusts between child and parent domains. Allows member of each domain to access resources in any other domain in the same tree (with access).
ForestA group of domain trees All domains in a forest shares the same schema.All domain in a forest have two-way trust relationship automatically generated.If given access, any domain in one tree can have access to any resource from a domain in the other tree.In order to find objects in a forest, an index is required.

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