Active Directory Schema

When discussing directory service structure and operation up to this point, I've used general terms that are applicable to just about any LDAP implementation. It's now time to spend a while looking at specific features in Active Directory. You may find this information to be a little too much detail for helping you manage day-to-day operations in Windows Server 2003. However, it's good to know some of the important functional and operational details of the directory service to help you create reliable domain designs and to troubleshoot problems that arise.

As a quick review, the object-oriented LDAP database that comprises Active Directory is structured around a set of object classes and their associated attributes. Individual ...

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