Why Active Directory Requires Companywide Planning

Companies can migrate to the Windows 2000 operating system incrementally—machine-by-machine or department-by-department—but they can't migrate to the Active Directory service this way. Companies can deploy Active Directory department-by-department; Windows 2000's "mixed mode" enables companies to bring it up on one domain controller at a time and fall back to NT 4.0 if necessary. However, before activating its first Windows 2000 domain controller, a company must take care of several tasks:

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