Why do I need Microsoft Active Directory?
So, what exactly are the benefits of using Microsoft Active Directory? First and foremost, Active Directory offers a great organisational advantage for companies and a platform with directory information and a global catalog to centralise authentication requests from client devices and networked resources.
Developed by Microsoft, the business software is used as a central database server, to store information and connect and manage computers and other IT devices on a network. Through the software, an administrator controls all devices on the network, including the creation and management of users, domains and directory data and integration with other platforms via LDAP (Lightweight directory access protocol) with the administrator overseeing all domain activity, implementing changes to settings and user rights is simplified.
From a data perspective, Active Directory facilitates both improved storage and more reliable back up. The Microsoft AD server acts as a centralised database where multiple users can store and access files. This means that colleagues with the right permissions to do so can easily access data on the domain whenever they require, without risk of delay.
Furthermore, centralised storage ensures that your files are fully covered in terms of back up. With data saved centrally via Active Directory as opposed to on local drives, data recovery is simple to manage. Thus, your business information is protected from any critical file losses.