active directory forest

pannupanditpannupandit Member Posts: 92 ■■□□□□□□□□
I have a small query. I just want to know the basic difference between active directory forest and active directory domain.
do tell me.


  • TechJunkyTechJunky Member Posts: 881
    My understanding is that a forest consists of several domains. IE Trees which make a forest.

    A domain is simply that, one domain for a bunch of users.

    So basically if you have a Marketing, Accounting, Customer Service domains, I would consider each domain a tree and then when they are combined you have a forest. I am not positive if thats 100% correct, but thats my take on it.

    Thats why they have global users etc, so you can have access to multiple domains.
  • pannupanditpannupandit Member Posts: 92 ■■□□□□□□□□
    that is ok. Actually I am coming across a situation where I have to put the name of forest and domain in which I want to join. I have only one domain controller in the network and one domain onle. domain is let but am not able to get what to write in the forest field.
  • eurotrasheurotrash Member Posts: 817
    a forest can also consist of a single tree.
    witty comment
  • RTmarcRTmarc Member Posts: 1,082 ■■■□□□□□□□
    a forest can consist of a single tree containing a single domain (forest root) also.
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