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What is a Domain?

A domain is a logical group of computers characterized by centralized authentication and administration while authentication provided through centralized Active Directory.

Active Directory database can be physically distributed across domain controllers, it requires at least one system configured as a domain controller.

A domain object is represented by a large triangle and the objects it contains are as shown. The Domain objects can be a user, a group or a device such as computer, printer or even other servers.

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