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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Administrator's Companion, 2nd Edition by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 2. Introducing Directory Services

Everyone uses directories—on or off the computer. Defined as a listing that helps you locate things, directories include bus schedules, book indexes, and telephone books. In fact, telephone directories are the source of the analogy for two searching capabilities that are necessary in computer directories. There’s the "white pages" Search By attribute, in which you know a name or some other fact about the object and you search using that piece of information. The second type of search, called a "yellow pages" search, is done by category. Using both types of searches means you don’t have ...

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