Directory Services

N

name resolution
The process of translating a name into some object or information that the name represents.
namespace
A logical, hierarchical naming scheme for grouping related types. For example, DNS, NetBIOS, and LDAP.
naming context
A contiguous Active Directory┬« subtree that is replicated on one or more Windows 2000 domain controllers in a forest. Also known as a directory partition.
native mode
A domain where all domain controllers in the domain have been upgraded to Windows 2000 or greater and native mode has been enabled using the domain property page in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in. Also see mixed mode.

Domains must be operating in native mode for nested groups to be supported.

NC
See naming context.
NDS
NetWare Directory Services.