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: 12/07/2015 10:56:57 - Revision: 4.0

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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