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Active Directory Operations Guide

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

The Active Directory Operations Guide provides administering and troubleshooting information for Active Directory™ directory service technologies in the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) operating systems.

You cannot install Active Directory on a server running Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, but you can join the server to an Active Directory domain as a member server. For more information about Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, see Overview of Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, on the Microsoft Web site (


The Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Operations Guide is also available as a downloadable document on the Microsoft Web site (

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