More advanced Windows networks use domains instead of workgroups. These domains, especially Microsoft Active Directory-enabled domains, provide powerful services for larger networks.
into an Active Directory domain is a big step. … Number one, you're going to have to get a special, … dedicated computer that's going to act as a domain controller. … You're going to be installing Windows Server software … on that machine. … Now, it could be doing other jobs. … It might also act as a file server for example, … if you want to share some folders on there, … what's going to happen is we're going to have … a whole new set of accounts. … These accounts are what we call the domain accounts. … The domain accounts allow us to do … some pretty impressive things. … We can, for example, assuming that this computer … is a member of the domain, which is a process … we're going to have to do to join it, … we can now log in from this computer … and we log in with our domain accounts. … This gives us a lot of power. … Now, a couple of things. … Remember, we can log in with the domain account, … but the local accounts still exist. … Logging into domains gives us some real power. … For example, we can set up a share on any one given computer …
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The eight-part CompTIA A+ (220-1002): Cert Prep series was designed to help IT professionals prepare to take and pass the Core 2 (220-1002) exam, one of two required exams for the CompTIA A+ certification. In this installment of the series, CompTIA expert Mike Meyers helps you get up to speed with the essential networking concepts covered on the exam. Mike covers how to troubleshoot hardware failures, work with connections, and use the Windows Firewall. Plus, he goes over Active Directory, port forwarding, and wireless encryption.
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