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17.2. Finding the Application Partitions in a Forest

Problem

You want to find the application partitions that have been created in a forest.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open LDP.

  2. From the menu, select Connection Connect.

  3. For Server, enter the name of a DC.

  4. For Port, enter 389.

  5. Click OK.

  6. From the menu, select Connection Bind.

  7. Enter a user and password with the necessary credentials.

  8. Click OK.

  9. From the menu, select Browse Search.

  10. For BaseDN, type the DN of the Partitions container (e.g., cn=partitions,cn=configuration,dc=rallencorp, dc=com).

  11. For Filter, enter:

    (&(objectcategory=crossRef)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=5))
  12. For Scope, select One Level.

  13. Click the Options button.

  14. For Attributes, type dnsRoot.

  15. Click OK.

  16. Click Run.

Using a command-line interface

Use the following command to find all of the application partitions in a forest:

> dsquery * cn=partitions,cn=configuration,<ForestDN> -filter[RETURN]
"(&(objectcategory=crossRef)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=5))"[RETURN]
-scope onelevel -attr dnsRoot

Using VBScript

' This code displays the application partitions contained in the ' default forest set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE") strBase = "<LDAP://cn=Partitions," & _ objRootDSE.Get("ConfigurationNamingContext") & ">;" strFilter = "(&(objectcategory=crossRef)" & _ "(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=5));" strAttrs = "cn,ncName;" strScope = "onelevel" set objConn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") objConn.Provider = "ADsDSOObject" objConn.Open "Active Directory ...

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