AD DS Getting Started

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Active Directory stores information about objects on the network and makes this information easy for administrators and users to find and use. Active Directory uses a structured data store as the basis for a logical, hierarchical organization of directory information.

Topic Description
Active Directory Domain Services Overview Provides information on basic AD DS features. Includes technical concepts, links to planning and deployment.
Active Directory Administrative Center Provides information about the Active Directory Administrative Center that includes enhanced management experience features. These features ease the administrative burden for managing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Active Directory Domain Services Virtualization Provides overview and technical information on AD DS Virtualization.
Windows Time Service Provides details on what is the Windows Time Service, the importance of Time Protocols, and how the Windows Time Service works.