Reasons to Upgrade

Although there are many circumstances preventing individuals from upgrading to Windows 2000 and Active Directory immediately, several factors will drive individuals and companies to an early adoption of Windows 2000.

A single schema for the entire enterprise is one reason for moving to Windows 2000 and Active Directory. After you upgrade and you have all your down-level servers and clients upgraded into a Windows 2000 schema, you are able to publish printers, resources, and file shares. This is different from publishing in current Windows NT 4.0 environments, because Active Directory provides the users with a direct way to find resources. As an example, if you try to find a local printer in Windows NT 4.0, you need to ...

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