Using NTDSUtil for Active Directory Database Troubleshooting and Repair

The Active Directory database is the same type of database that is used within applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server. If you are familiar with the utilities used with an Exchange server, you should be familiar with some of the utilities used with Active Directory. A benefit of using NTD-SUtil is that the cryptic commands needed to manage the Exchange databases are encapsulated into easier-to-understand commands. Upcoming chapters will introduce some of the other utilities, such as...

Step Configure an Ad Rms Client to Allow Access to the Rights Policy Templates

The third step in the process is to configure the AD RMS client to access the AD RMS rights policy templates. To achieve this, you must copy the AD RMS rights policy templates to the client computer and then create a registry entry that points to the central repository of the rights policy templates. Perform the following steps to configure the AD RMS clients to access the AD RMS rights policy templates 1. Log on to the Windows Vista workstation as Local Administrator. 2. Click Start gt...

Using ADSI Edit to View Directory Service Partitions

How Use Adsiedit

ADSI Edit is a utility that is part of the support tools. Once you add the support tools, ADSI Edit is available from the Start menu gt Programs gt Support Tools. The Windows Server 2003 version is an MMC snap-in. With Windows Server 2008, when you view the advanced properties of an object, you will see a new Attribute Editor tab. From this tab, you can edit the settings that are available in ADSI Edit. You can perform the same tasks here that you can perform in ADSIEdit, but instead of having...

ADDatabase and Log File Free Space

Every Active Directory database needs free disk space to grow. The AD transaction log files also need free space. This script monitors the amount of available disk space on the drives holding the AD database and log files and raises an alert if the available disk space drops below a given amount. The script begins by retrieving a list of domain controllers from a DomainClass object. The location of the AD database and log files may be different on each domain controller. An advantage of the...