The importance of Exchange 2000 in the enterprise is ever increasing.
Exchange has steadily eaten away at the messaging market to the point
where it is currently the market leader. In fact, the initial driving
force behind the move to Active Directory for many organizations is
the need to deploy Exchange 2000. Integrating Exchange into Active
Directory is no small feat due to its heavy reliance on AD. For
companies migrating from Exchange 5.5, the Active Directory Connector
(ADC) can help in the transition, but it introduces additional
While Exchange 2000 can be the most significant application
you'll integrate with Active Directory, it is by no
means the only one you can or should integrate. In the next chapter,
we will dive into more details around the future of
Microsoft's Directory Services strategy and how that
impacts integration of applications with Active Directory.