Managed Microsoft Active Directory Service
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is a directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. Over a number of years Active Directory has become an umbrella title for a broad range of directory-based identity-related services.
The service authenticates and authorises all users and computers in a Windows domain type network—assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines whether the user is a system administrator or normal user.
CenturyLink’s Managed Directory Service provides the licensing, installation, configuration, administration, monitoring, maintenance and support for the Active Directory software.
CenturyLink provides support for a range of Microsoft Operating Systems including:
Supported Active Directory Services include:
Deployment Scenarios include
Software installation and configuration
Monitoring and problem resolution on a 24/7 basis
Proactive alert notification to customer technical contacts
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