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The new command-line tools for Active Directory in Windows Server 2003
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This article describes the new command-line tools for Active Directory that are available in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
Windows Server 2003 has a suite of new directory service command-line tools to manage the various types of objects in Active Directory and to perform queries against the directory according to specified criteria. These tools are located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
The command-line tools are included with Windows Server 2003 and are installed with the Admin Pack and the Windows Server 2003 Setup program. The command-line tools can be installed and run on computers that are running Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Server. Microsoft does not recommend that you install these tools on a Windows 2000-based computer.
The command-line tools can target Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 domain controllers. Windows 2000 domain controllers that are administered by the command-line tools must have Service Pack 3 or later installed to prevent errors in LDAP signing.
All of the command-line tools can operate on a variety of objects in the directory. These tools can modify objects locally as the logged-on user or they can specify the server, domain, user name, and password that you want to use when you run the command either remotely or locally. Some of these tools are:
Article ID: 298882 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 7.4