Active Directory

20 January 2020 — Written by Avery

Active Directory

Active Directory is the Microsoft solution to managing business infrastructure

Why is it helpful for your organization?

  • Central location for all user accounts across the organization
  • Organization-wide management of all network-connected computers
  • Management of network resources like DHCP (automatic IP leases), DNS (memorable names for IP addresses)
  • A place to set and proliferate organizational security policies
  • Other options, like "roaming profiles" where users can access their same files on any domain-connected computer

Here's a short video explaining the basics of Windows domain networks, Active Directory and group policies.