Service Bindings

To publish a service in Active Directory, a directory-enabled service must store, as a minimum requirement, its binding information. Service bindings are the information a client uses to connect, or bind, to an instance of a given service. The information needed to bind to a service includes the service name and its location. For example, a World Wide Web browser binds to a Web server by using a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).

Table 5.2 lists examples of service bindings.

Table   5.2 Examples of Service Bindings



File Service

Universal Naming Convention (UNC) name for a share
Example: \\MyServer\MyshareName

Web Service


RPC Service

RPC binding, encoded information used to connect to the RPC server . RPC bindings can be converted to and from strings with the RPC APIs