Administering Active Directory Operations

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

This guide provides administering information for Active Directory in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) operating systems. Information includes detailed procedures for managing domain controllers, sites, trusts, and other components of Active Directory.

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You cannot install Active Directory on a server running Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, but you can join the server to an Active Directory domain as a member server. For more information about Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, see Overview of Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, on the Microsoft Web site (


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