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Active Directory Adoption in Full Swing

A key indicator of Windows 2000’s popularity in the enterprise, Active Directory adoption, is showing dramatic growth, according to a Web survey by ENTmag.com.

A key indicator of Windows 2000’s popularity in the enterprise, Active Directory adoption, is showing dramatic growth, according to a Web survey by ENTmag.com.

The survey received responses from about 800 IT professionals. Reporter Joe McKendrick wrote that “Active Directory migrations, the surest sign that organizations are committing themselves to Microsoft's infrastructure, are in full swing and should be the rule rather than the exception by the end of this year.”

In all, 78 percent of respondents will have either finished or be in the midst of their AD rollouts by the end of this year. They’re moving to AD for a variety of reasons:

  • Enhanced manageability—54 percent
  • Exchange 2000 support—39 percent
  • Better client management—39 percent
  • Better security—38 percent

Just 14 percent said they had no plans to move to AD.

More good news for Microsoft is found in server statistics. “Of all of the servers at respondents' organizations (an average of 400 servers), some 56 percent are running Windows 2000. Overall, 83 percent of the organizations responding to the survey run Windows 2000 Server in some capacity,” the story states.

About the Author

Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization Review.

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