Active Directory files and their functions

Active Directory files and their functions   Ntds.dit Ntds.dit is the main AD database file. NTDS stands for NT Directory Services. The DIT stands for Directory Information Tree. The Ntds.dit file on a particular domain controller contains all naming contexts hosted by that domain controller, including the Configuration and Schema naming contexts. A Global Catalog…


Auditing Active Directory

CRM-AD Issues: Auditing Active Directory   There are multiple instances where while troubleshooting/isolating CRM issues, you end up checking details from AD side. In that case you can refer to below article which pretty much explains how to enable audit in AD to track activities. In Windows Server 2008, you can now set up AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)…

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DNS Records that are required for proper functionality of Active Directory

DNS Records that are required for proper functionality of Active Directory   DNS is one of the core protocols or you can say daddy of all protocols over a network. In this article I have tried to visualize and explain all the core records of DNS without which Active Directory cannot function properly. Here are…

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