AD (Active Directory) is most often used when referring to AD Domain Services on-premises, but is actually an overarching term for several AD related Windows Server roles.

  • AD Domain Services
  • AD Federation Services
  • AD RMS (Rights Management Services)

Related online services. Azure Active Directory Directory is an online service that provides identity and access management for Microsoft-hosted services such as Office 365 and for customer and third-party applications.

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