Active directory Versus Doamin Services versus Domain controllr

mohsen mim 21 Reputation points
2021-01-31T10:17:45.447+00:00

hello
i confusing this subjects
(Active directory domain services) Versus (Directory Services) versus (Domain controller)
1- Do i have Active directory without domain controller? and promote DC on other Server?
1- is Directory Services introduced in win 2000 and then changed to active directory?
2-is ADDS exactly Domain Controller?
3- Is the term Active Directory, which is currently used in many books, the same as the domain controller?
4- Is the domain controller installed first, then the Active Directory?

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  1. Thameur-BOURBITA 32,596 Reputation points
    2021-01-31T12:53:08.287+00:00

    Hi,

    1- Do i have Active directory without domain controller? and promote DC on other Server?
    A active directory has many services (AD DS, AD FS, AD CS..), the domain controller is the server where the service active directory domain service is running , so, without domain controller we can't talk about active directory domain service.
    1- is Directory Services introduced in win 2000 and then changed to active directory?
    The Directory service in one of service of active directory :
    Active_Directory

    2-is ADDS exactly Domain Controller?
    No, The domain controller is the server where the ADDS service is ruuning.

    3- Is the term Active Directory, which is currently used in many books, the same as the domain controller?
    No, Active directory have many service like AD DS, AD FS, AD CS , AD RMS , a domain controller is the server where the AD DS service is running.

    You can also refer to the following link : active-directory-vs-domain-controller

    4- Is the domain controller installed first, then the Active Directory?
    If you want install new domain , you have to promote a domain controller where the service AD DS will be running


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