Active Directory replaced Novell eDir in November 2007 as the centrally managed directory service. Active Directory services provides authentication, workstation management via Group Policy as well as the option for shared network file access. The authentication and workstation management pieces are available free of charge to any campus department.
Active Directory is an LDAP implementation created by Microsoft for use in Windows environment. Its main purpose is to authenticate and authorize services for Windows based computers. Active Directory will replace Novell as the directory service for centrally supported Windows clients. This will provide access to many network resources such as network file sharing.
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