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Administration tools for the Active Directory schema

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Administration tools for the Active Directory schema

You can use the following tools to administer the Active Directory schema (listed in order of general preference):

 

Name Description

Schema MMC snap-in

The easiest way to view and edit the schema. For information about installing the schema MMC snap-in, see Install the Active Directory Schema snap-in.

Ldifde

The preferred way to push tested schema extensions into the production environment. In addition, can extend the schema, export Active Directory user and group information to other applications or services and populate Active Directory with data from other directory services. For more information, see LDIFDE.

ADSI Edit MMC snap-in

Acts as a low-level editor for Active Directory. View all objects in the directory (including schema information), modify objects and set access control lists on objects. Available on the installation CD in the \Support\Tools folder. For information about installation, see Install Windows Support Tools.

LDP

A GUI-based support utility. Perform Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) operations (connect, bind, search, modify, add, delete) against any LDAP-compatible directory, such as Active Directory. Available on the installation CD in the \Support\Tools folder. For information about installation, see Install Windows Support Tools.

Csvde

Import and export data from Active Directory using files that store data in the comma-separated variable (CSV) format. Supports batch operations based on the CSV file format standard. For more information, see CSVDE.

For information about modifying the schema, see Extending the schema and Deactivating a class or attribute.

For information about tools available from the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, see "Tools and Technical References" at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site.

For information about command-line tools, see Command-line reference A-Z.

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