What is Domain Server

A domain server spearheads the access management protocol for a network or Windows Active directory service. It executes the job of defining the resource area that users have been granted access to.

It serves the specific purpose of authenticating the users in the domain and checking the access privilege of users to gain user control of a resource or set of resources. Domain server paves the way for optimal usage of network by minimizing needless traffic in the network. The greatest advantage conferred to network administrators is the capability to manage users and passwords seamlessly.

Without domain servers, it would have been a daunting task to manage a mammoth volume of individual user identities on every independent server within the network. One can migrate the whole operating platform to Active Directory environment with the domain servers simplifying the entire process of change propagation involving incorporating new users list, password management, implementing network wide security arrangements and resource allocation.

Setting up domain servers can be little tricky for administrators considering the amount of information that has to be collated and set in real time operation. Further, costly complications resulting in reverting to initial startup stage can arise in the event of set up process encountering error owing to lack of proper coordination and information handling. However, once the setup has been executed one can be assured of a reliable and consistent performance in a hassle free manner.

Windows Server Systems have a domain server in place to respond to requests pertaining to security authentication over the entire gamut of operations like checking the permissions to use resources, logging in within the Active Directory Server domain. The server is the prime means of gaining access to any number of workstation resources through a single and unique combination of user name and password.

They also perform the task of ensuring consistency by eliminating the potential for entries that conflict with each other in the Active Directory database. All updates from time to time within the domain can be performed by a primary domain controller and in its absence any update like password change etc will fail.

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