The Active Directory Story

Part of a successful deployment of the IBM Cognos suite into an Active Directory environment, is the ability to understand the meaning of Microsofts terminology and how each component of Active Directory fits into the environment as a whole. Part of this document will focus on distinguishing between domains, domain trees (trees), and forests.

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Topics covered include:

  • Active Directory terminology
  • The authentication process
  • Configuring the Active Directory provider

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