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White paper

Be the Master of your Domain - Understanding WS08 and ADDS

Microsoft announced the release of Windows Server 2008 RTM on 4 February 2008. Previously codenamed “Longhorn,” this latest version of the server operating system from Microsoft marks a significant departure from its predecessors. This whitepaper will address Active Directory or, more accurately, Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), as it is now known with Windows Server 2008. The new name distinguishes ADDS from Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS), previously known as Active Directory in Application Mode (ADAM). This whitepaper also introduces the changes made to Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 and addresses the impact for organizations with Active Directory already installed.