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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

Another feature of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 is the new built-in Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) server role. Well, actually it’s not new because this is essentially the same Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) feature that was available as an out-of-band download for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. What’s new is mainly that this directory service is now available as an in-box role that can be added to your Windows Server 2008 server using the Role Manager tool described in Chapter 4, instead of it needing to be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center as in previous versions of Windows.

So AD LDS is basically just ADAM, but what’s ADAM? ADAM (we’ll ...

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