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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 25

Migrating, Merging, and Modifying Your Active Directory

Active Directory has become the default and most common authentication and directory service in most major organizations. Active Directory controls access to the servers, computers, file and printer resources, email, databases, and applications throughout organizations.

Microsoft first released Active Directory with Windows 2000. It has had over a decade to become entrenched in organizations. Windows Server 2012 is the fifth major release of Active Directory. As an essential part of business operations, information technology and infrastructure becomes a discussion point when planning mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs. Active Directory’s design doesn’t support domain grafting ...

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