Application Compatibility with Windows Server 2008 AD

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Buddi, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Buddi

    Buddi Guest

    Hi,

    Our current AD is on Windows 2000 Native mode with all domain controllers
    running Windows 2000 servers. We have several hundred applications in our IT
    estate which are dependant on AD in many ways (Authentication, authorization,
    service accounts, LDAP etc....).

    We are considering to upgrade the existing AD infrastructure to Windows 2008
    AD DS. We are buying new 64-bit hardware for new AD servers so hardware
    compatibility is not as issue.
    However we are concerened about the compatibility of the custom built
    applications which are dependant on AD.

    1. Are there any changes in the way Windows 2008 handles authentication,
    authorization, LDAP etc.... which is different from the way Windows 2000 /
    2003 handles the same ?
    2. Is it safe to assume that if any application works with Windows 2000 /
    2003 Active Directory, then it should work with Windows 2008 as well.
    3. Are there any other factors that I need to consider with respect to
    compatibility ?

    Please Note : We are upgrading the Active Directory servers ONLY to Windows
    2008. All applications servers are expected to remain as they are (Windows
    2000 / 2003).

    Thanks!!!
     
    Buddi, Sep 11, 2008
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  2. Hello Buddi,

    For custom built applications i think you have to create a test environment
    to make sure it works with 2008.

    For other software see here:
    http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Sep 12, 2008
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