Active Directory is Microsofts'implementatie of a directory service
Active directory is a Microsoft directory used in Windows environments to centrally store, share, and manage information on a network. With Active Directory, the information about individual sources can be edited from 1 location in the same way. It is a database of information about users, user groups, and computers. The Microsoft implementation is based on the LDAP directory service. With AD It is possible to install software and patches automatically. Active Directory is present since Windows Server 2000.
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