Active Directory implementation architecture

Active Directory is the directory service included with Windows 2000 Server. A directory service identifies all of the resources on a network and makes them accessible to users and applications.

If you want to use Delegated Administration Console or provision Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server services, you must include Active Directory in your deployment of Microsoft Provisioning System. This section provides an overview of Active Directory and explains how Microsoft Provisioning System configures Active Directory to work with Delegated Administration Console. It also describes how Active Directory supports Exchange services provisioning. In addition to reading this information, it is recommended that you also review the background information about Active Directory listed in Resources.

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