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domain controller
Last modified: Friday, September 02, 2005 

Abbreviated as DC, it is a server on a Microsoft Windows or Windows NT network that is responsible for allowing host access to Windows domain resources. The domain controllers in your network are the centerpiece of your Active Directory directory service.  It stores user account information, authenticates users and enforces security policy for a Windows domain.

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