Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 310996 contains the following summary:
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This article is part 1 of a series of two articles that explain Active Directory Services and Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 domains. To view part 2, click the following link:
310997 Active Directory Services and Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Domains (Part 2)
The following topics are covered in part 1: • The Domain Hierarchy • Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 Domains • Domains • Trees • Forests • Trust Relationships • Transitive Trusts • One-way Trusts • Cross-link Trusts The following topics are covered in part 2: • Administrative Boundaries • Domains • Organizational Units • Active Directory Interaction • Emulating the Domain Hierarchy • Cataloging the Domain (the Directory Partition) • Partitioning the Directory • Getting Information About Objects in Another Domain • Distributing the Directory • Replicating the Directory • Cataloging the Enterprise (the Global Catalog) • ConclusionsThis information is an excerpt from the Active Directory Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Technical Reference book, Chapter 3: Active Directory Services and Windows 2000 Domains. Learn More About Active Directory Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Technical Reference. It has been updated to include information about Microsoft Windows Server 2003.