How do I get active directory?

By Jskid
Dec 1, 2010
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  1. I just installed Winodws XP Pro and connected it to the companies domain. Where can I download Active Directory from?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Active Directory is not something you download - you join a domain with an account that has privileges to do so within the domain. Just change your machine location in Control Panel > System from Workgroup to Domain and enter the domain name. It should then prompt you for credentials.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    Active Directory is software that comes with the Windows Server systems (2k, 2003,2008)

    As said, a user'c client system joins the domain created on the Win/Server.
    Without that, you can use a Linux system with LDAP, but that will not provide the
    PC Management of AD.
  4. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    Thanks got it.

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