Active Directory tree (AD tree)
Directory tree is a collection of domains within a Microsoft Active
The term refers to the fact that each domain has exactly one parent, leading to a hierarchical
structure. A group of Active Directory trees is known as a forest.
Domains within the Active Directory tree structure have a transitive trust
relationship, meaning that if a domain joins a tree, it automatically trusts all other domains in
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This was last updated in July 2012
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