Maintaining Active Directory

To ensure proper operations of Active Directory you’ll need to perform periodic monitoring and maintenance. In your monitoring and maintenance efforts, you’ll find that some tools are instrumental to your success. In this section, I’ll introduce these tools as well as some general maintenance tasks.

Using ADSI Edit

When you are diagnosing problems and troubleshooting, an Active Directory administration tool you’ll want to use is ADSI Edit. You can use ADSI Edit to manage the definitions of object classes and their attributes in schema and to work with other naming contexts, including the default naming context, the Configuration naming context, and the RootDSE naming context. If you want to create custom attributes for ...

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