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New ways to do familiar Active Directory tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

New ways to do familiar tasks

The following table lists common tasks for configuring Active Directory. The user interface for performing these tasks is different in this version of Windows from the way it was in Windows NT version 4.0.

Note

  • There are no significant user interface differences between Windows 2000 and the Windows Server 2003 family of products for this component.

 

If you want to In Windows NT 4.0 use In this version of Windows use

Install a domain controller

Windows Setup

The Active Directory Installation Wizard.

For more information, see Using the Active Directory Installation Wizard;Create a new forest;Create a new domain tree;Create a new child domain;Create an additional domain controller.

Manage users

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers.

For more information, see Manage Users.

Manage groups

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Manage Groups.

Manage computer accounts

Server Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. For more information, see Manage Computers.

Add a computer to a domain

Server Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers.

For more information, see Manage Computers.

Create or manage trust relationships

User Manager

Active Directory Domains and Trusts. For more information, see Manage Trusts.

Manage account policy

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers.

For more information, see Account and local policies.

Manage user rights

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers. Edit the Group Policy object for the domain or organizational unit containing the computers to which the user rights apply. For more information, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

Manage audit policy

User Manager

Active Directory Users and Computers.

Edit the Group Policy object assigned to the Domain Controllers organizational unit. For more information, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

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