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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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iadstools

If you install the support tools from the \support\tools folder of the Windows 2000 CD and then look in \program files\support tools on your local hard drive, you will find, among other things, two very interesting files. They are iadstools.dll and iadstools.doc. The DLL hosts the functionality exposed by another support tool: replmon.exe, the Active Directory Replication Monitor.

This one DLL exposes an enormous amount of functionality. In this section on Active Directory scripting, you use iadstools.dll to build a troubleshooting tool for group policy and an Active Server Page (ASP) to list troubleshooting information about replication.

Similar to the previous section, this is hardly an attempt to exhaustively document the capabilities ...

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