Services advertise themselves using objects stored in Active Directory Domain Services. This is known as service publication. Clients query the directory to locate services. This is called client-service rendezvous. This section discusses the types of directory objects used for service publication and explains how they are used for client-service rendezvous.
This section discusses the following topics:
- An overview of service publication
- Security issues for service publication
- Connection point objects
- Publishing with service connection points (SCPs)
- What information to store in a service connection point
- Where to create a service connection point
- How to publish replicable, host-based, and database services using service connection points
- Creating and maintaining a service connection point
- How a client queries for an SCP and uses it to bind to a service instance
- Using the RPC name service (RpcNs) APIs to publish an RPC service
- Windows Sockets registration and resolution (RnR) to publish a Windows Sockets service
- Publication of COM-based services in the COM+ class store
For more information about how services and clients authenticate each other, see Mutual Authentication Using Kerberos. For more information about service security contexts and logon accounts, see Service Logon Accounts.