Connect to a forest
Updated: May 1, 2010
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To connect to a forest
Open Active Directory Sites and Services.
Right-click Active Directory Sites and Services, and then click Connect to Forest.
In Root domain, type the root domain of the forest, and then click OK.
This is the root domain of the first domain tree created in the forest.
Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.
To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Sites and Services.
Active Directory Sites and Services views a single forest. Change forests to view and configure Active Directory Sites and Services settings for a forest of your choosing.
Information about functional differences
Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.
ConceptsDomain and forest functionality