Delegated Administration Console functionality

Delegated Administration Console is a browser-based tool for managing Microsoft Provisioning System. You can use it to:

For more information about these features, see Using Delegated Administration Console to provision and administer services.

By using Active Directory, you can use Delegated Administration Console to organize servers and resources and delegate administration based on organizational structure, in order to manage assets more efficiently. You can use Delegated Administration Console to create and manage users, groups, and organizational units in a similar manner as you would with Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information about delegating administration, see Understanding roles and privileges.

Delegated Administration Console uses XML technology to present information and configuration options selectively to users based on their roles and administrative privileges. For more information, see Understanding the Delegated Administration Console user interface.

To better meet your needs, you can customize the way Delegated Administration Console displays information by editing its XML. You can also customize its appearance to brand it for your company. For more information, see Customizing Delegated Administration Console.

In order to use Delegated Administration Console effectively, it is recommended that you have a solid understanding of Active Directory concepts and experience in administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Enterprise 2000 Server, and Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0. For more information about Active Directory and how Delegated Administration Console uses it, see Active Directory implementation architecture. You should also read Building Hosted Application Services on Windows 2000 and Active Directory( This white paper covers concepts that are crucial to understanding how to use Active Directory for enabling application services. For additional Active Directory resources, see Resources.