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  • What are the partitions in active <g class="gr_ gr_14 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Punctuation multiReplace" data-gr-id="14" id="14">directory.</g> Please explain.....
    Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:27 PM

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  • Hi

     Directory partition is where the AD information is segregated and logically stored;

    -Schema information contains - definitional details about objects and attributes that one CAN store in the AD. Replicates to all domain controllers. Static in nature.
    -Configuration information contains - configuration data about forest and trees. Replicates to all domain controllers. Static as your forest is.
    -Domain information contains - object information for a domain. Replicates to all domain controllers within a domain. The object portion becomes part of Global Catalog.
    -Application Partition contains - information about applications in Active Directory. E.g. when AD integrated DNS is used there are two application partitions for DNS zones – ForestDNSZones and DomainDNSZones.

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    Sunday, February 12, 2017 8:12 PM
  • Partition

    A subdivision of a database. In Active Directory, each naming context is a partition.

    Naming Context

    A contiguous sub-tree of the directory that is a unit of replication. In Active Directory each domain controller has at least three Naming Contexts (also called NC replicas): The Schema NC, the Configuration NC, and the domain naming context.

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    Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:35 PM
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    Friday, February 17, 2017 9:12 AM