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Active Directory: Designing, Deploying, and Running Active by Brian Desmond; Joe Richards; Robbie Allen; Alistair G.

By Brian Desmond; Joe Richards; Robbie Allen; Alistair G. Lowe-Norris

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Brief History of Directories In general terms, a directory service is a repository of network, application, or NOS information that is useful to multiple applications or users. Under this definition, the Windows NT NOS is a type of directory service. In fact, there are many different types of directories, including Internet white pages, email systems, and even the Domain Name System (DNS). 500 and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) define the standards for how a true directory service is implemented and accessed.

Data can only be accessed through a Microsoft API. Data can be accessed through a Microsoft API or through LDAP, which is the standard protocol used by directories, applications, and clients that want to access directory data. Allows for cross-platform data access and management. First, Windows NT Primary Domain Controllers and Backup Domain Controllers have been replaced by Active Directory Domain Controllers. It is possible under Active Directory to promote member servers to Domain Controllers (DCs) and demote DCs to ordinary member servers, all without needing a reinstallation of the operating system; this was not the case under Windows NT.

When all DCs in the forest are upgraded, the enterprise administrators can increase the forest functional mode. The difference between Windows 2000 Active Directory and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory is more evolutionary than revolutionary. While the decision to upgrade from Windows 2000 is a subjective one, based on your needs, Windows 2000 is in the extended support phase so you should definitely be considering migration to Windows Server 2008 if you are still running Windows 2000. On the whole, Microsoft added or updated more than 100 features within Active Directory during the Windows Server 2003 release, and we will now discuss some of the more significant ones.

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