N/APosted on - 07/09/2020
Hey! I am learning stuff about the Active Directory, the domain and the Domain Controller. However, I find it difficult to understand the need of a DC. What is its main function and why do I need a domain controller?
What Is And Why Do I Need A Domain Controller
Hello! The domain controller’s responsibility is what you define it to be. Usually and basically a domain controller verifies and allows user access to various individuals according to a pre-established hierarchy into a domain (a network of IT devices and computers). You might feel the need for a domain controller to keep your data organized and safe from malicious activity and even trace such ongoing activities.
It provides centralized user management facilities. You can harden or even lock it down for security purposes. A DC encrypts the user data thus keeping it secure. At this point if I have to answer your query – do I need a domain controller – briefly, I would say preferably YES.