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What is the difference between Member server and domain server..?

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Servers

a member server is a server that is part of your domain and is not a domain controller ( or a domain server ).

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by srprnaukari In reply to Servers

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by ewgny In reply to Servers

A domain Controller has Active directory installed. All of your user accounts and security groups are stored in Active directory and users authenticate themselves to a Domain Controller Active directory is also used to organize yor domain structure through sites and organizational units, With Active directory you can create group policies to distribute security settings and software packages. Also to control replication between other Domain Controllers.

To have a windows 2000 domain, you must elevate a server to a domain controller using dcpromo. Without a Domain controller you would just have a peer to peer network. A member server is any computer that has window 2000 server installed on it, that is not promoted to a Domain Controller.(Of course you can have other non windows 2000 member servers in your domain if you are in mixed mode)
A member server therefore does not have active directory installed on it and can be used for many roles, file server, web server, print server. proxy server etc.

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by srprnaukari In reply to Servers

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by savatovic In reply to Servers

I would just like to comment on Answer 2 by Ewgny:

'(Of course you can have other non windows 2000 member servers in your domain if you are in mixed mode)'

Actually, you may have other non Windows 2000 member servers (meaning Windows NT servers and/or workstations) in your Windows 2000 domain regardless of whether it is configured as mixed mode or native Windows 2000 domain. The only reason why your Windows 2000 domain would be configured as mixed mode domain is if you have Windows NT domain controllers (not member servers) in your domain.

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by srprnaukari In reply to Servers

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by jim.kam In reply to Servers

There are two huge differences between member server and a domain server(Domain Controller) one of them is DC store Active Directory(AD) which contain network resources such as user, group, computer, printer, contact, etc but a member server do not.In a network with a domain, we create user on the DC. Secondly, member server do not involve in authenticate user logon, there only use to provide shared resources and serve as an application server. For optimum network performance, it is recommended to install back office product such as Ms Exchange, Ms SQL, etc onto the member server to ease the burden of the DC.

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by srprnaukari In reply to Servers

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by dkolas In reply to Servers

A member server is a Server that isnt configured as a domain controller. A member server doesnt store directory information and can't authenticate users. Member servers can provide shared resources such as shared folders or printers.Computers can still operate in network with member server but cannot be part of domain or have active directory installed.

A domain server generally has clients set up in a domain that is run by a domain controller. Each domain controller maintains and replicatesa copy of the directory to each domain controller. Active Directory authenticates all computers, users, groups,objects that are included in the domain or multiple domains, on the server.

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