2.3 Summary

In this chapter, we've gone over the groundwork for some of the main internals of Active Directory. We covered such concepts as domains, trees, forests, Organizational Units, the Global Catalog, FSMOs, Windows 2000 domain modes, and Windows Server 2003 functional levels. We then delved into how groups work in Active Directory and what features are available under the various domain modes and functional levels.

With this information under our belts, let's now take a look at how data is organized in Active Directory with Naming Contexts and Application Partitions.

    Part II: Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
    Part III: Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI