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If you will be managing users on a Windows domain you will need a Microsoft Active Directory server. The most common application for managing users is with Microsoft Exchange. When setting up Microsoft Exchange for email, the email users will be setup with Active Directory. Administrators of Windows hosting will be able to add users, delete users and change passwords from Active Directory. Microsoft Active Directory hosting can be setup on any SingleHop Windows dedicated server.
Active Directory makes user administration and security simple by controlling all users from one interface. It manages user information in a secure database that can hold large amounts of data. Administrators can manipulate these databases and users for a large number of tasks including placing users into different groups for hierarchical management.
Active Directory can also be implemented without the creation of a Domain Controller. The lightweight implementation of Active Directory called Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS) can be run on any Microsoft Windows server. It provides a data store that can be accessed with a LDAP interface.
A SingleHop hosting specialist will be with you every step of the way while setting up Microsoft Active Directory to suit all of your needs. Talk to a SingleHop representative to setup and streamline Microsoft Active Directory into your web server.