Friday, August 12, 2011

Active Directory

What is Active Directory?
An Active Directory is a service that stores information about items on Network so the information can be easily made available through a logon a process or Network Administrator. You can view entire network object from a single point using Active Directory.

Active Directory performs a variety of task which includes providing information on objects such as Hardware and Printer and services for the end users on the Network.

What is the use of Active Directory?
In network environment it is crucial to control access to each network device easily. A method is needed to control who has access to which device and when.This includes printers, files and another local network resource or item on distributed network.

AD is simply hierarchical database that represents al of your network resources.

In .Net there is System.DirectoryServices namespace through which you can manage Active Directory in .Net.