[SOLVED] Help in understanding Active Directory and WAN/LAN

noyaus

Honorable
Jul 15, 2016
156
1
10,715
11
Hi Guys,
This is on behalf of my friend who is in Year 12 and has a question on networking and information systems(I'm not sure what category this would come under). I understand that Active Directory alongside Windows Server is used for user management, desktop PC management etc. across a business. In the scenario that a retail stores with over 100 stores and 1 headquarter gives it stores some desktops for internal work (staff to use for training, manager emails, corporate resources like timesheet apps etc.) with active directory installed on it. Would that mean those computers are part of a Wide Area Network since according to Citrix a "wide area network (WAN) connects a group of computers and other network devices over geographically dispersed locations." other than a LAN which would mean they have to all be in the same building?
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY