3.7. Creating and Configuring Application Data Partitions

Organizations store many different kinds of information in various places. For the IT departments that support this information, it can be difficult to ensure that the right information is available when and where it is needed. Windows Server 2008 uses a feature called application data partitions, which allows systems administrators and application developers to store custom information within Active Directory. The idea behind application data partitions is that, since you already have a directory service that can replicate all kinds of information, you might as well use it to keep track of your own information.

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