The Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) provides directory services that enable an enterprise administrator to mange a huge network centrally and securely. The network might span a building or multiple geographical locations around the world.

With the introduction of Identity and Access (IDA) technology in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (AD), the security of the system has increased with the decrease in operational cost. The IDA solution has greatly helped in deepening the electronic relationships of a company with its customers and partners. It enables a company to successfully protect its infrastructure centrally that includes files, emails, applications and databases.

The IDA solution is especially designed for enterprise networks to manage the identities and relationships that make up network environments. Below given are some important features of IDA:

The components of IDA are: