Behavior Differences Between Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 IAS
A previous version of IAS was released with the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. The following section describes the differences in behavior between the two versions.
Windows NT 4.0 IAS Behavior
If no domain name is specified during authentication, the IAS server authenticates the user against only the local SAM database.
IAS does not use the callback permissions for all user objects. IAS
IAS log files are written in ASCII.
Windows 2000 IAS Behavior
IAS resolves a user name with no domain specified by using the following sequence:
IAS determines a default domain from the registry, if one is specified there.
If the IAS server is a member of a domain, IAS authenticates the user against that domain.
If the IAS server is not a member of a domain, IAS authenticates the user against the local SAM database.
IAS uses the callback permissions for all user objects.
IAS log files are multi-language and are written in UTF-8.