Active Directory services helps you avoid getting on the overloaded bus. Instead, the directory is broken into pieces--just like the convoy of cars--and the benefits of such an approach are similar in nature to the benefits of using a convoy, but much farther reaching.
See Chapter 6, "Active Directory Services and DNS," for more information about how Active Directory Services and DNS interact. The first domain created in a Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 deployment is called the root domain, and as its name suggests, it is the root of all other domains that are created in the domain tree.
This article also tells you how to use Ntdsutil or Esentutl to perform a lossy repair of the Active Directory database. Because a lossy repair deletes data and may introduce new problems, only perform a lossy repair if it is the only available option.
277717 How to change the display names of Active Directory users with Active Directory services interface script. Notes. The instructions show you how to modify user objects. There is a separate setting for Contacts--change step eleven to "contact-Display". You do not need to close the Users and Computers snap-in; changes are picked up ...
The System.DirectoryServices namespace uses Active Directory Services Interfaces (ADSI) to contact discrete directory services by means of the different ADSI providers. This article assumes that you, the application designer, want the directory to be contacted under the security context of the ASP.NET Web user.
Fixes a problem that occurs when you use a third-party key storage provider for the CA private key on a Windows Server 2008-based computer. In this situation, the Active Directory Certificate Services service does not start and Event ID 100 is logged.
This article describes how to install and configure a new Active Directory installation in a laboratory environment that includes Windows Server 2003 and Active Directory.
This article describes how to acquire, install, and remove the Active Directory Client Extension (DSClient) for Windows NT 4.0. Note Although the DSClient is available on the Windows 95 and Windows 98 operating systems, this article concerns the Windows NT 4.0 version. Therefore, any reference to DSClient, unless otherwise stated, refers to the DSClient for Windows NT 4.0.
Provides common resolutions to issues where you cannot open Active Directory snap-ins or connect to a domain controller from another computer. Additionally, discusses resolutions to errors in the DCDIAG tool.
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