How to Turn On Debug Logging of the Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-In

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to turn on debug logging of the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to troubleshoot an issue.

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To turn on debug logging of the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in (dsa.msc):
  1. Obtain and install the checked (debug) build of the Dsadmin.dll file.
  2. Create a file in the %systemroot%\System32 folder that is named Dsadmin.ini.
  3. Add the following text to the Dsadmin.ini file:
    [Debug]
    Trace=1
  4. Save the Dsadmin.ini file.
  5. Start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in MMC console under a debugger to view the debug output.

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Article ID: 322244 - Last Review: February 15, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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