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NDS, AD, and Time Synchronization

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Posted: 22 Feb 2002

This tip came in from a reader who asked to remain anonymous (guess his boss is a Cool Solutions reader). <g>

Here's an interesting one for your competitive comparisons library: when I did training on Microsoft's Active Directory last year at the behest of my employer, I was led to understand that, unlike NDS, AD is not dependent on time synchronisation. This was pointed out as one of the advantages AD has over NDS/eDirectory. This TechRepublic TechProGuild article, however, sheds light on just how dependent AD is on reliable time. The link is: Keep perfect time to avoid Active Directory failure

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