N/APosted on - 10/29/2012
How is the Windows 2000 Active Directory different from Windows 2003 Active Directory? Please explain what a Microsoft Active Directory is. I would like to know the advantages of the Active Directory over Windows 4.0 directory services.
Difference of Windows 2000 Active Directory different and Windows 2003 Active Directory
Note that in Window 2000 group’s membership list was replicated as a single block information, while window 2003 came with a replication enhancement referred to as link-value replication for objects e.g. Active Directory group objects.
Window 2003 came with an option for promoting new domain controllers in a domain: it is known as Install from Media, while in Window 2000, you need to travel to the remote site to install a domain controller at remote locations or configure the database at your corporate head office.
In Window 2003, there are a number of built-in command-line tools that were not included in Window 2000.
It is now possible for one to move an object from one location within the directory tree to another via the familiar drag-and-drop method. This was not possible in Windows 2000 where one must right-click and select move.
Microsoft Active Directory is a special purpose database designed to handle the following tasks: read and search operations, changes and updates and more. it is replicated and extensible