Active Directory

Manage an AD LDS Instance Using Ldp.exe

Ldp.exe is a graphical user interface (GUI) tool that can be used for general administration of a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service. You can use this procedure and Ldp.exe to administer an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance. You must connect and bind to the instance and then display the hierarchy (tree) of a distinguished name of the instance. You can then browse to an object in the tree and right-click the object to administer it. (more…)

By kconway, ago
Microsoft

Change a User Password Using a Script

Regardless of whether you want to change a local user password or an Active Directory user password you need to go through a two-step process. First you bind to the user account in question, and then you use ADSI’s SetPassword method to assign the user a new password. That’s it: two steps and you’re done. (more…)

By kconway, ago
Active Directory

NtdsUtil – Active Directory Directory Services Maintenance Utility

What does Ntdsutil.exe do?

Ntdsutil.exe is a command-line tool that provides management facilities for Active Directory. You can use Ntdsutil.exe to perform database maintenance of Active Directory, manage and control single master operations, create application directory partitions, and remove metadata left behind by domain controllers that were not successfully demoted using the Active Directory Installation wizard (DCPromo.exe). (more…)

By kconway, ago
Active Directory

Upgrading Active Directory Domain Controller- Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

TEST A BACKUP OF YOUR DOMAIN FIRST A new OS Domain Controller installation should always start with use from the support tools to check the Domain and Domain Controllers for errors that must be resolved before continuing. The following command line tools and programs will help you to verify if some problems exist within your Domain and the Domain Controllers. (more…)

By kconway, ago
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