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.