1.6. Introducing Identity and Access (IDA) in Windows Server 2008

In today's complex business world, users may have to access resources on different types of hardware, software, and devices. Because many of these systems and devices do not always communicate with each other, it is not unusual for users to have multiple identities on multiple systems.

If you have worked in the computer industry for even a short period of time, you understand that users having multiple identities and passwords for multiple systems can cause many problems. This practice can actually increase security risks due to the errors that end users can encounter by having multiple accounts.

Real World Scenario: How Users Deal with Multiple Accounts and Passwords

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