Additional Active Directory Improvements
The Active Directory Installation Wizard includes several improvements over earlier versions. These improvements make it easier for an administrator to control the installation of domain controllers within the domain. Enhancements include:
New Forest Functional Level. Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a new Active Directory forest functional level. Many of the new features in the Active Directory server roles require the Active Directory forest to be configured with this new functional level.
********What is the functinol level I cannot understand how it is related to roles.************
Improved Automated Monitoring and Notification. An updated System Center Manager 2007 Management Pack helps improve the monitoring and management of Active Directory server roles.
*********Improved Monitoring and Notification, Can AD do it? Does AD have the tool to do it? How AD roles be monitored please explain. Please tell in easy language.