This chapter covers the following subjects:
• The Foundation of Active Directory: This section describes the X.500 and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) protocols, which are the foundations used by Microsoft when it first designed Active Directory.
• The Building Blocks of Active Directory: This section describes the components that Microsoft took from X.500 and LDAP to build the hierarchical structure that is Active Directory.
• The Logical Components of Active Directory: This section describes the logical building blocks that Microsoft assembled in creating the structure of Active Directory.
• The New Features of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008: This section presents a ...