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)

Protocol and technical specification relationships

Figure 1: Protocol and technical specification relationships

Other protocols make use of implementations of the Active Directory Technical Specification as a data store.

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