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The Complete Guide to Domain Controllers

Domain Controller ImageIn a Windows network, a Domain Controller is used to manage those users that can connect to a network by maintaining a central database of user accounts and permissions. In earlier versions of Windows this database was known as a Security Accounts Manager (SAM) file, whereas in modern versions of Windows Server this database is known as Active Directory (AD).

This guide will introduce you to the concept of a Domain Controller, as well as showing you a number of aspects of Windows Domain Controllers, such as setting one up, auditing users, and discovering Domain Controllers in your own network.

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Tutorial for the Windows Server 2003

Microsoft's Server 2003 is an operating system that functions in various capacities, Domain controller, DNS server, DHCP server, and Active Directory server. Each of these server...

Configuring Windows Server 2003 as a Domain Controller

In this article, learn how to create a Domain Controller in your home network and how to install a DNS Server, which is necessary for the client computers to reach the DC. This article...

The Role of the Windows Domain Controller

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Windows Server 2008 and Group Policy Implementation

Learn how to set up a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller and take a look at the Group Policy implementation on the domain....

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    Tutorial for the Windows Server 2003

    Microsoft's Server 2003 is an operating system that functions in various capacities, Domain controller, DNS server, DHCP server, and Active Directory server. Each of these server operations helps manage...

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    Understanding Active Directory Containers

    Containers of various types are the building block of an Active Directory infrastructure. Some are built-in, while others are fully customized. It is important to know about all the different active directory...

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    Where Is the Domain Controller Server?

    It's function is to manage the users and computers. Also it provides authentication elements like a login and password. So knowing where to find and how to use it would be a good thing....

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    Windows Server 2008 and Group Policy Implementation

    Learn how to set up a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller and take a look at the Group Policy implementation on the domain....

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    Configuring Windows Server 2003 as a Domain Controller

    In this article, learn how to create a Domain Controller in your home network and how to install a DNS Server, which is necessary for the client computers to reach the DC. This article assumes you have...

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