What is active Directory and LDAP?

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What is active Directory? What is LDAP? Can you join involved directory to new 3rd-party directory services?  Where is the AD database held? What added folders are associated to AD?

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What is active Directory and LDAP?

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Hi,

Active directory is a part of Windows Server operating systems. It is a services generated by Microsoft corporation for Windows server. It works for windows domain networks.  It acts as a central location for network administration and security in server system.

LDAP means Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is an internet protocol. It is used to maintain information of email and other programs in a server.

The active directory database held in a folder at windows server. Folder location is %SYSTEMROOT%NDTS folder. The file is called ntds.dit.

The folders are associated to AD:

1.       Ntds.dit

2.       Edb.log

3.       Res1.log

4.       Res2.log

5.       Edb.chk.

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What is active Directory and LDAP?

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Hi Kerry,
What is an active Directory?

This is a directory service created for Windows domain networks. This service will control every aspect of the authorization and authentication of users and computers in those Windows domain networks. Besides that, this will also enforce security policies, installing and updating processes for software among the network.
What is LDAP?

Known as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol => this is an Internet protocol that other programs will use it in order to get some information about some servers. This protocol is applied only to directory management and browser applications that will not have directory service protocol associated.
Can you join involved directory for new 3rd-party directory services?

Yes is the short answer. The Microsoft Identity Integration Server is used to connect 3rd Party Directory Services with Active Directory.
Where is the AD database held?

Active Directory is saved in NTDS
What added folders are associated with AD?

Ntds.dit

Log files (as Edb.log, Res1.log, Res2.log, etc.)

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Aabel

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