A Domain is a group of computers that can be accessed from other computers on the same network, as an example, the Internet defines Domains via an IP address and all systems sharing the same IP are on the same Domain.
A Domain Controller is a computer server that stores and manages the account and security and network information of a domain to provide user authentication and authorisation and enforces the security policy for the domain. On Windows based systems this would be via Active Directory. A Server not running as a Domain Controller is known as a Member Server.
There are different snap-in consoles that can be installed to allow the management of Active Directory:
Active Directory Users and Computers is used to manage Active Directory Objects such as users, computers and groups.
Active Directory Administrative Center is used to manage users, groups and computers and publish information within the directory.
Active Directory Domains and Trusts is established between domains so that a user in the domain can be authenticated by the other domain.
Group Policy Management Console is built into Windows Server 2008 and newer domain controllers and enables administrators to manage Group Policy in Active Directory.
Active Directory Sites and Services is used to replicate directory data and create new sites.
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