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Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® (2nd Edition) by Danielle Ruest, Dan Holme, Jason Kellington, Nelson Ruest

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Chapter 1. Creating an Active Directory Domain

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its related services form the foundation for enterprise networks running Microsoft Windows. Together, they act as tools that store information about the identities of users, computers, and services; authenticate individual users or computers; and provide a mechanism with which a user or computer can access resources in the enterprise. In this chapter, you will begin your exploration of Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory by installing the Active Directory Domain Services role and creating a domain controller in a new Active Directory forest. You will find that Windows Server 2008 R2 continues the evolution of Active Directory by enhancing many of the ...

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