Definitions for "Primary Domain Controller"
Keywords:  pdc, logon, bdc, backup, master
The Primary Domain Controller is a server in a Windows network that administers users and their privileges.
A Windows NT server containing the master copy of the account database for a domain. Changes are written to the PDC before being replicated to the Backup Domain Controllers (BDC) in the domain.
A role that can be assigned to the first server installed on a Windows NT 4.0 server or earlier network. The PDC manages the master read/write copy of the directory database for the domain. The PDC authenticates domain logon attempts and updates computer, group, and user accounts in a domain. See also backup domain controller.
Keywords:  interface, rate