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Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Delta Guide by Mark Rouse, Don Jones

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Chapter 5. Active Directory

In This Chapter

  • Understanding Active Directory functional levels.

  • Using new tools and utilities.

  • Administering Active Directory.

  • Expanding your organization's security.

What's New

Windows Server 2003 brings a number of feature improvements and new capabilities to Active Directory. One of the biggest surprises of Windows 2000's lifecycle was the number of companies that adopted Windows 2000 but continued to run Windows NT-based domains, rather than moving to Active Directory. In Windows Server 2003, Microsoft has attempted to address some of the issues that discouraged companies from adopting Active Directory, while maintaining full backward-compatibility with Windows 2000 Active Directory as well as Windows NT-based domains. ...

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