Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
A domain is a distinct unit of administration and resource grouping in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:
Domain controllers are servers that host Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) resources. These servers host essential services in AD DS, including the following:
In addition, domain controllers host the SYSVOL share. Domain controllers must register Domain Controller Locator (DC Locator) records with Domain Name System (DNS) so that domain member computers can locate resources on the domain.