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Determine whether a Server object has child objects

Updated: March 2, 2005

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

After Active Directory is properly installed on a domain controller, the Server object for the domain controller will have a Child NTDS-Settings object. Other applications that are running on domain controllers can also publish Child objects.

Prior to deleting a Server object from the Servers container for a site, verify that the Server object has no Child objects. If a Child object appears, do not delete the Server object.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Users group.

To determine whether a server object has child objects

  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. Expand the Sites container and expand the site of the Server object.

  3. Expand the Servers container, and then expand the Server object to view any Child objects.

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