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To AD or not to AD?

Active Directory or not? My company is a small ISP for user-hosted Web access. Our Web server is IIS and our database is SQL Server 2000. Should I install Active Directory or run standalone? Please give me your opinion. Thanks in advance.

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Since you're unsure, I'd say not to use Active Directory. If you do need it, the need will be obvious.

This was first published in March 2003

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