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Networking The Complete Reference, Third Edition by Bobbi Sandberg

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CHAPTER

18 Active Directory

The domain-based directory service used by Windows once came under fire for its inability to scale up to support larger networks. An enterprise network that consists of multiple domains is limited in its communication between those domains to the trust relationships that administrators must manually establish between them. In addition, because each domain must be maintained individually, the account administration process is complicated enormously. Since the original Windows NT 3.1 release in 1993, Microsoft promised to deliver a more robust directory service better suited for use on large networks, and finally Microsoft accomplished the task in Windows 2000 with Active Directory.

Active Directory (AD) is an object-oriented, ...

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