4 Microsoft Implementations

There are no variations in the behavior of the Active Directory system in different versions of Windows beyond those that are described in the specifications of the protocols supported by the system, as listed in section 2.4.

The information in this overview document is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include released service packs.

The terms "earlier" and "later", when used with a product version, refer to either all preceding versions or all subsequent versions, respectively. The term "through" refers to the inclusive range of versions. Applicable Microsoft products are listed chronologically in this section.

Windows Client

  • Windows NT 3.1 operating system

  • Windows NT 3.5 operating system

  • Windows NT 3.51 operating system

  • Windows NT 4.0 operating system

  • Windows 2000 Professional operating system

  • Windows XP operating system

  • Windows Vista operating system

  • Windows 7 operating system

  • Windows 8 operating system

  • Windows 8.1 operating system

  • Windows 10 operating system

Windows Server

  • Windows NT 3.1

  • Windows NT 3.5

  • Windows NT 3.51

  • Windows NT 4.0

  • Windows 2000 Server operating system

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

  • Windows Server 2016 operating system

Exceptions, if any, are noted below.

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