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Chapter 27. Working with Windows-Based S... > Integrating Tiger into an Active Dir...

Integrating Tiger into an Active Directory

If your company is primarily Windows-based, it probably has or is moving to Microsoft's Active Directory. Active Directory (AD) is Microsoft's enterprise directory service. It provides centralized resource and user management for tens, hundreds, or thousands of users.

Tiger also supports directory services, such as NetInfo and LDAP, and can even integrate into an AD-based network without resorting to installing special software or compromising the way you use your computer. These features are part of the Apple Open Directory architecture. Open Directory allows Mac OS X computers to interact with directory servers, local files, and network resources to create distributed administration systems that can be used in a wide variety of settings.


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