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Checklist: Before you start using Authorization Manager

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Checklist: Before you start using Authorization Manager

 

Step References

Review fundamental security concepts.

Security

Review related tools such as the Delegation of Control Wizard for comparison with Authorization Manager.

Delegating administration; Authorization Manager and role-based administration overview

Read background material about Authorization Manager.

Authorization Manager Concepts

Read about the difference between administrator mode and developer mode in Authorization Manager.

Authorization Manager and role-based administration overview; Set Authorization Manager options

Learn about authorization stores and applications, and about the difference between authorization stores that are stored as XML files and authorization stores that are stored in Active Directory.

Authorization stores and applications

(For developers) Review the latest information about Authorization Manager and authorization-related application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Platform SDK.

MSDN Library at the Microsoft Web site; TechNet at the Microsoft Web site; Platform SDK at the Microsoft Web site

Before you can use Authorization Manager for authorization stores that are stored in Active Directory, you must raise the Active Directory domain functional level to Windows Server 2003 .

Caution

  • Raising the domain functional level is an irreversible step.

Domain and forest functionality; Raise the domain functional level; Raising domain and forest functional levels

Open Authorization Manager.

Start Authorization Manager

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