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network directory

A list of resources in a network, which include users, groups, permissions, devices and management policies. Also called a "directory service," when given a username, the network directory returns the profile of the individual, which can include permissions for data access, as well as employee information. When given a machine name, the directory returns the configuration of the hardware, including IP address. See X.500, LDAP, naming service, Active Directory and ULS server.
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17, 2000, with the official release of Windows 2000, which featured the first ever network directory from Microsoft.
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