Chapter 13

Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Active Directory Domain Services

In This Chapter

  • Features of Active Directory
  • Domains
  • Organizational units
  • Forests and trees
  • Trusts
  • Site Link
  • Domain controllers

di•rec•to•ry ser•vice n: the format used by an operating system to identify and organize objects on the network

Before Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were released, Windows Server 2003 was the operating system of choice for businesses of many sizes. Microsoft included Active Directory in Windows Server 2003, and it is still used in conjunction with Active Directory Domain Services running on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in many environments today.

Features of the Active Directory Domain Services

One of the major ...

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