Key Features and Benefits of Active Directory

"Why do I need Active Directory?" you might ask. If you are interested in running the most tightly integrated directory service for Windows Server 2003, Active Directory is a logical choice. Another very popular reason for implementing Active Directory is to support Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. Exchange 2000 Server relies upon Active Directory for its directory service, so many administrators implement Active Directory to upgrade to Exchange 2000 Server. This section will describe several of the key features and benefits of Active Directory for Windows Server 2003.

Centralized Directory

Active Directory serves as a single, centralized directory service that can be implemented across an enterprise. ...

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