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domain controller 11 years 3 months ago #24175

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what is the different between a primary domain controller and a window 2000 server running an active directory service.

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Re: domain controller 11 years 3 months ago #24180

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In Windows NT, they had the concept of a Primary Domain Controller and a Backup Domain Controller. In NT on the PDC was writable and the BDC's where just a copy of the information on the PDC. This was so the the BDC could take some of the authentication load and also had a backup of the Domain User/Groups, etc... should anything happen to the PDC.

In Windows 2000+ this concept was changed so that all domain controllers where writable and replicated changes amongst each other. (There is a term for this which escapes me)

Hope thats what you was asking.
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