Active Directory

A windows method to access all distributed devices such as files, printers is called Active Directory.

DirectoryEntry de1 = new DirectoryEntry();
String path = "IIS://localhost/W3SVC/1/ROOT";

DirectoryEntries de2 = de1.Children;
foreach (DirectoryEntry de3 in de2)
//can access metadata of each website on iis here


Author: Piyush Agrawal03 Oct 2011 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

Active Directory (AD) is a directory service created by Microsoft for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems. Server computers on which Active Directory is running are called domain controllers.

Active Directory serves as a central location for network administration and security. It is responsible for authenticating and authorizing of all users and computers within a network of Windows domain type, assigning and enforcing security policies within to all computers in a network and installing or updating software on network computers. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, it is Active Directory that verifies his or her password and specifies whether he or she is a system administrator or normal user.

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