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Define: Tree
A collection of 1 or more Domains that all share a contiguous Namespace
Define: Domain
A logical security boundary
What is a OU?
A OU is a Organizational Unit.
How can we think of OUs and what are they used for?
OUs can be thought of as empty containers. They are used for
1) Delegation
2) To manage many objects as one object
Define: Schema
Schema is the "key" or "legend" of Active Directory .
How many Schemas can you have in a Forest?
1
Define: Global Catalog
The Global Catalog is a Domain Controller that contains a parital replica of every domain in Active Directory. It is the index of the forest. It defines where a object is. Active Directory builds the Global Catalog automatically.
What is dcpromo?
The Active Directory installation wizard.
What is a Domain Controller?
A server that stores the Active Directory database and authenticates users.
What is the Active Directory database file name?
ntds.dit
Where is the Active Directory database stored on the Domain Controller?
Windows\NTDS\Ntds.dit
How many Schema are there per forest?
1
How many partitions (also called Naming Contexts) are there in Ntds.dit?
3 Partitions with 2 additional potential partitions. The 3 main are: Schema, Configuration, and Domain
What kind of database/directory is Active Directory?
Active Directory is a Multimaster database where Info is automatically replicated between multiple Domain Controllers
What is the difference between a Domain Controller (DC) and a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)?
A Read Only Domain Controller only takes data in. It cannot be modified and does not replicate to other Domain Contollers. This is a new feature in Windows Server 2008.
What is a Forest Root Domain?
It is the first Domain created within a Active Directory Forest.
What are the only 2 reasons to have separate Domains?
1) To separate IT Management
2) To have a different name - usually for business purposes