active directory

Posted on 2006-05-14
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How does “Active Directory” know which servers are the domain controllers?
Question by:monstercp

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llefebure earned 252 total points
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Active directory is a name for the directory services that windows uses. Domain controllers are servers which have a copy (replica) of that directory services database. All of the domain controllers can read the database and see who the other DCs are. They then can replicate changes to eachother.

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liji77 earned 248 total points
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When ever we created a additional or Child domain controller, it will create a necessary database in the parent directory.

I will give you an example.
When we create a trust between to domain, it will create the information database in the domain controller.  So that the client machine show the multiple domain controller to logged on.

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