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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Active Directory Unification for Various Directory Services

As noted earlier in this chapter, Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 hasn’t changed to the point where organizations with solid AD structures have to make changes to their directory environment. Forests, domains, sites, organizational units, groups, and users all remain the same. There are several improvements made in Active Directory and the breadth of functionality provided by directory services in Windows Server 2012.

The changes made in Active Directory are captured in the name changes of directory services as well as the introduction of a read-only domain controller (RODC) service introduced in Windows Server 2008.

Active Directory Domain Services

In Windows Server 2008, Active ...

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