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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 2. Introducing Directory Services

Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was probably the last person to know everything. Granted, he was an extraordinary polymath, but then a great deal less was known in the seventeenth century. These days we have far too much information to keep track of, so we must rely on directories. Directories—defined as listings that help you locate things—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. One type is the "white pages" Search By attribute, in which ...

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