Application Directory Partition

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) supports application directory partitions. An application directory partition can contain a hierarchy of any type of objects, except security principals. You can configure an application directory partition to replicate to any set of domain controllers in the forest. An application directory partition can replicate to domain controllers in different domains in the forest. Unlike a domain directory partition, an application directory partition is not required to replicate to all domain controllers in a domain.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Application Directory Partition Default Security

When you create a new application directory partition, a new security descriptor is calculated and assigned to the application directory partition object.

Active Directory