Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP2
Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-18

The Active Directory Driver (Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Dll) in Exchange Server 2007 is the interface that is used by Exchange managed code to access configuration in the Active Directory. Objects in the Active Directory containers expose properties that are derived directly from attributes or that are calculated from attributes. The properties that are exposed by objects may be exported as cmdlet parameters.

Typically, the Active Directory Schema definitions are fairly static. When an update is issued that includes new configuration data, the current method is to implement these settings in an App.config file (XML values in an XML file). But this approach is prone to error and does not scale efficiently.

The Active Directory Driver that is included with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) now supports the following: