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OpenLDAP v/s Active Directory

Both OpenLDAP and Active Directory provide the same services. Active Directory is a Microsoft product.
I have no knowledge of either of them so I looked for videos on youtube. And unfortunately, its AD that is easier to setup. So I am installing Active Directory today on windows server 2008.
I would appreciate MS here. Whatever product they make, they make it in such a way that even utter novices can work on them. Thanks MS

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