N/APosted on - 01/15/2012
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.
Windows 2000 and windows 2003 active directory
How is the Windows 2000 Active Directory different from Windows 2003 Active Directory?
The Windows 2003 Active Directory has the same structure in Windows 2000 wherein each domain controller get hold of a read-write copy of the database that enable multi-master replication to maintain everything up-to-date.
But, the Windows 2003 Active Directory has a capability of drag-and-drop method in moving an object from one location to another. Also, multiple selections of objects simultaneously for editing or deletion can be done using Windows 2003.
There are some built-in command-line tools in Windows 2003 that were not present in Windows 2000 such as dsadd, dsmove, dsrm, dsquery, dsget. Additional feature of Windows 2003 is the Install from Media option for promoting new domain controller, if you will to do this in Windows 2000, you will go for some steps of configuration.
The most important difference between the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 is the enhanced replication capabilities. The Windows 2003 Linked-value replication solves the inconsistent replication and delays of Windows 2000.
Please explain what a Microsoft Active Directory is.
According to Microsoft, Active Directory is a special-purpose database – it is not a registry replacement. It is a database that is compared to a directory that handles a large number of operations (read, search), changes and updates.
I would like to know the advantages of the Active Directory over Windows 4.0 directory services
Active Directory transforms the way that Microsoft manages directory services, from flat and restrictive namespaces by Windows 4.0 domains toward an actual hierarchical directory structure.