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    Don't laugh I know this may be an elementary question.....I am upgrading from a workgroup in Server 2000 to a domain environment in Server 2003. Question: is active directory automatically implemented when you install a domain? Or is this something you need to install separately?

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    http://www.petri.com/how_to_install_...ndows_2003.htm

    Have a look at this. This should help.
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    • #3
      What I was getting at is this: We are a small company (10 employees), only one server in the company, there is no heigherarchy (SP?). I don't want to install active directory if I don't need to. Unless you can give me a reason I should, I want to keep it as simple as possible. Now does AD automacally come installed with a domain? My guess is no.....

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      • #4
        Hi, and welcome.

        Yes, AD is installed automatically. In a sense, AD is the domain. Check out the tutorials on this site. Especially, read up on DNS.

        No offense, but you don't sound too sure of yourself. The SBS version might be a better option for you, since it is easier to manage. A moot point if you have already paid for the server and licences, but I thought I'd mention it.

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        • #5
          Great!

          Thanks for the info. Yes it is already purchased and ready to instal. I will be sure of myself in no time. That is why I'm doing plenty of research. BEFORE implementing. That was just a simple concept that I couldn't find it come right out and say that AD is installed with a domain.

          THanks again

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          • #6
            I would say yes to using a domain environment (and so using AD). I have setup a few networks for companies with 5 employees and 10 employees. They found it reassuring that they had their own password for logging in meaning this kept their data private (including e-mail etc..)

            PLus you can manager security updates easier, backup data centrally, control what people do (if you want to). Its a big world is AD but you only need to learn how to use the bits that you will want to use. You do right to read up first.
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            • #7
              If you want to get a good training tool, then Train Signal have an excellent tutorial on install/setting up AD.

              http://www.trainsignal.com/index.asp...D&ProdID=3

              By running through this tutorial you will be able to setup AD correctly and not make the mistakes that first timers do. Well worth it considering what a job it is to correct error after installation.
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