The Windows-based directory service. Active Directory stores information about objects on a network and makes this information available to users and network administrators. Active Directory gives network users access to permitted resources anywhere on the network using a single logon process. It provides network administrators with an intuitive, hierarchical view of the network, and a single point of administration for all network objects.
A Hierarchical Database, a secure environment where users can interact either with each other or with network components all according to the business rules of the enterprise.
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