Introduction to Active Directory Application Mode
The Active Directory directory service in Microsoft Windows 2000 is the fastest growing directory service for intranets and extranets as a result of its rich integration of directory support and security, scalability, and native Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 builds on that success by supporting a number of new LDAP capabilities in Active Directory that are targeted for information technology (IT) professionals and applications developers. Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) is one of these new capabilities. This white paper introduces Active Directory Application Mode and describes its benefits.