1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols
This is the primary specification for Active Directory. The state model for this specification is prerequisite to the specification for Active Directory described in [MS-DRSR]. This Active Directory technical specification depends on the following protocols:
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Domain Name System (DNS)
Figure 1: Protocol and technical specification relationships
Other protocols make use of implementations of the Active Directory Technical Specification as a data store.