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Active Directory Cookbook by Robbie Allen

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11.15. Listing the Servers

Problem

You want to list the server objects in the site topology.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open LDP.

  2. From the menu, select Connection Connect.

  3. For Server, enter the name of a domain controller (or leave blank to do a serverless bind).

  4. For Port, enter 389.

  5. Click OK.

  6. From the menu, select Connection Bind.

  7. Enter credentials of a domain user.

  8. Click OK.

  9. From the menu, select Browse Search.

  10. For BaseDN, type the Sites container’s DN (e.g., cn=sites,cn=configuration,dc=rallencorp,dc=com).

  11. For Scope, select Subtree.

  12. For Filter, enter (objectcategory=server).

  13. Click Run.

Using a command-line interface

> dsquery server [-site <SiteName>]

Using VBScript

' This code lists the server objects in the site topology.

set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
strBase    =  "<LDAP://cn=sites," & _
              objRootDSE.Get("ConfigurationNamingContext") & ">;"
strFilter  = "(objectcategory=server);" 
strAttrs   = "distinguishedName;"
strScope   = "subtree"

set objConn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConn.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConn.Open "Active Directory Provider"
set objRS = objConn.Execute(strBase & strFilter & strAttrs & strScope)
objRS.MoveFirst
while Not objRS.EOF
    Wscript.Echo objRS.Fields(0).Value
    objRS.MoveNext
wend

Discussion

Each Active Directory domain controller is represented in the site topology by a server object that is associated with a specific site. Replication decisions are made based on links from this site to other sites that contain domain controllers.

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