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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Active Directory Utilities

We've now seen all the components in Active Directory. Over the next few chapters, we'll see how to use those components to build a reliable, useful structure. First, though, let's take a look at the tools of the trade for Active Directory. You get some of these tools when you promote Windows Server 2003 to a domain controller. Others come from the support tools on the Windows Server 2003 CD. Others require purchasing the Resource Kit. I'll identify the origin as I discuss the tools.

Standard Active Directory Management Consoles

Windows Server 2003 comes with three standard MMC-based consoles for viewing and managing Active Directory objects. MMC console files have an .msc extension. The management consoles can be differentiated ...

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