Chapter 1. Getting Started with Active Directory

This chapter covers the following subjects:

The Foundation of Active Directory: This section describes the X.500 and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) protocols, which are the foundations used by Microsoft when it first designed Active Directory.

The Building Blocks of Active Directory: This section describes the components that Microsoft took from X.500 and LDAP to build the hierarchical structure that is Active Directory.

The Logical Components of Active Directory: This section describes the logical building blocks that Microsoft assembled in creating the structure of Active Directory.

The New Features of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008: This section presents a ...

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