Active Directory or not?

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Currenlty my organizations runs a network as a workgroup and we want to move to a domain and I was wondering if it is possible to move to a domain on windows 2k server with out using active directory as I have heard that is a bear to administer? Any help would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail is setthompson@collab.pvt.k12.me.us. Thank you.
 
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The installation of Active Directory is what changes a Win 2k
standalone/member server into a Domain controller. You can not have a Win 2k
domain without AD.

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DDS W 2k MVP MCSE



"Seth Thompson" <setthompson@collab.pvt.k12.me.us> wrote in message
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> Currenlty my organizations runs a network as a workgroup and we want to
move to a domain and I was wondering if it is possible to move to a domain
on windows 2k server with out using active directory as I have heard that is
a bear to administer? Any help would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail is
setthompson@collab.pvt.k12.me.us. Thank you.
 
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Hi Seth,

It is not possible to have a Windows 2000/2003 Domain without Active
Directory as it is an essential and inseparable part of the Windows
2000/2003 network architecture that improves on the domain architecture of
the Windows NT 4.0 operating system to provide a directory service designed
for distributed networking environments.

For you question about difficulty in administering, it actually simplifies
administration once everything is set.

For an overview of Active Directory, please visit the following site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/features/dirlist.asp#
heading7

For documents/articles on Business Value Studies, Technical Case Studies,
Technical Overviews, Administration & Configuration Guides etc., please
visit
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/technologies/directory/ad/default.asp

HTH

Ashok
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