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Display application directory partition information

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To display application directory partition information

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:


  3. At the ntdsutil command prompt, type:

    domain management

  4. At the domain management command prompt, type:


  5. At the connection command prompt, type:

    connect to server DomainController

  6. At the connection command prompt, type:


  7. At the domain management command prompt, do one or more of the following:

    • To show the distinguished names of known directory partitions, type:


    • To show the reference domain and replication delays for an application directory partition, type:

      list nc information DistinguishedName

    • To show the list of domain controllers in the replica set for an application directory partition, type:

      list nc replicas DistinguishedName


Value Description


The DNS name of the domain controller for which you want to display application directory partition information.


The distinguished name of the application directory partition you want information about.


  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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