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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch

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CHAPTER 6Active Directory

Active Directory is the core identity and access control technology used for the IT infrastructure of most businesses today. Active Directory on the Windows Server platform collectively consists of the following server roles:

Image Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Provides organizations with a scalable, secure, and manageable infrastructure for user and resource management and support for directory-enabled applications like Microsoft Exchange Server.

Image Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Provides organizations ...

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