The service "Directory Services Windows" is a managed IT service of the IT Center that takes over the authentication of a user in a network. As a server component the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is deployed. Authentication can be effected by users and workstation computers based on Microsoft Windows. The configuration settings stored in the Active Directory are also applied to the user and the workstation computer (group policies).
The service additionally covers an automatic backup of the directory service database. The setup and monitoring of the backup are also included. Commissioning of the backup service is effected on behalf of the customer and according to the rules of the backup service.
Maintenance of the user accounts and the group policies as well as on-site user support are performed by admins provided by the customer.