Evaluating and Planning for Active Directory
Active Directory is the integrated, distributed directory service included with Windows Server operating systems. Many applications, such as Exchange Server 2010, integrate with Active Directory. This creates a link between user accounts and applications, which enables single sign-on for applications. Additionally, the Active Directory replication capabilities enable distributed applications to replicate application-configuration data.
How Exchange 2010 Uses Active Directory
The Active Directory database is divided into logical partitions—namely the schema partition, the configuration partition, and a domain partition for every domain.
Windows Server 2008 and R2 includes a tool called Repadmin that can ...