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#1 gosh


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:23 AM

i got this question in an interview....

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Active Directory is a special-purpose database — it is not a registry replacement. The directory is designed to handle a large number of read and search operations and a significantly smaller number of changes and updates. Active Directory data is hierarchical, replicated, and extensible. Because it is replicated, you do not want to store dynamic data, such as corporate stock prices or CPU performance. If your data is machine-specific, store the data in the registry. Typical examples of data stored in the directory include printer queue data, user contact data, and network/computer configuration data. The Active Directory database consists of objects and attributes. Objects and attribute definitions are stored in the Active Directory schema.

You may be wondering what objects are currently stored in Active Directory. In Windows 2000, Active Directory has three partitions. These are also known as naming contexts: domain, schema, and configuration. The domain partition contains users, groups, contacts, computers, organizational units, and many other object types. Because Active Directory is extensible, you can also add your own classes and/or attributes. The schema partition contains classes and attribute definitions. The configuration partition includes configuration data for services, partitions, and sites.

The following screen shot shows the Active Directory domain partition.

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For more information about Active Directory, see Active Directory Domain Services.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

Active Directory is a database that stores information about users, computers, resources, groups, other types of objects. Now through these information we can assign various permissions, security settings and other configurations for these objects.

The Active Directory database is: Shared/Secure/Encrypted/Hirariechal/Centralized/Configurable/Reliable/Stable/Readable/Flixeble..etc

We also called Active Directory "NOS" Network Operating System as it can mange nearly all of the main network options we need.

Active Directory can be installed only on Windows Server operating Systems like: Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

Active Directory requires and uses a lot of protocols and services to function like:

-Kerberos v5


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

I never asked this question.  Someone logged into my account.  I use this password on several sites im guessing they got it on another site.  I just changed my password

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

A nice book for active directory,


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

View Postwolfcb, on 18 February 2012 - 06:10 PM, said:

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:28 PM

As opposed to passive active directory?

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 02:44 AM

Hi All,
Hope all are doing well.
I want to NAS4FREE integrate with Linux Active directory Instead of Windows AD. I am searching for configuration details, but i didnt found till now..

Is NAS4free support Linux AD OR it support only Windows AD. If it support Linux AD, Please share me configuration details.

Please help me regarding this.

Thank you so much for advance.



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