Active directory

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Originally known as NTDS, Active Directory (AD) is a directory service first provided in Microsoft Windows 2000 (although was shown in 1999 on Windows NT) that is often managed and controlled through the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

The Active Directory is a directory service that is stored in the NTDS.DIT file. It provides a simplified query for administrators and users to manage resources, sites, services, and users on a network.

BDC, Domain tree, GPO, Group policy, LDAP, MMC, Network terms, X.500