Win Server 2008 Directory Services, Windows Server 2008 Functional Levels Overview
In the first part of our new series providing overview of Windows Server 2008-based Directory Services, we have concentrated on earlier implementations of Active Directory and their functionality. We have decided to use this approach to give you better understanding of benefits associated with new and improved features incorporated into the latest operating system platform. Our presentation was structured around Windows 2000 domain modes as well as Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels, which organize functionality available across various combinations of the three major consecutive server versions (Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003). In this article, we will focus on impact of introducing Windows Server 2008 into these arrangements and its consequences in terms of resulting functional levels.
Read the rest of this article and find a link to the first part of this series at ServerWatch.com.