Exchange Server – Active Directory Schema


1) What is known as "Exchange Server - Active Directory Schema" ?



  • Active Directory provides you with a way of extending the schema.

  • This differs from the Exchange Server 5.5 Schema, which does not allow you to add new classes or attributes.

  • To write applications that access Active Directory, it is useful to have an understanding of the Active Directory schema.

  • The directory schema is a collection of descriptions, or rules, that define characteristics of objects in the directory.

  • The schema defines available object classes in the directory, relationships between object classes, attributes of each object class, and specific characteristics of attributes and classes

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