AD Schema update fails with "Error occured during initialization"

Posted on 2004-11-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Following microsoft article 314649 " Windows Server 2003 adprep/forestprep Command Causes Mangles Attributes..."

My problem fits unders scenario 2 of this article. (Exchange 2000 Schema Changes are Installed Before You Run the Win2k3 adprep /forestprep Command)
I created the "interorgpersonprevent.ldf" file and when I run the ldifde command to implement the changes it fails with the following text

C:\IOP>ldifde -i -f interorgpersonprevent.ldf -v -c DC=X "DC=united-directories,DC=com"
Connecting to ""
Logging in as current user using SSPI
Importing directory from file "interorgpersonprevent.ldf"
Error occured during initialization
File operation failure
0 entries modified successfully.
An error has occurred in the program
Question by:JasonDecker
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    Accepted Solution


    Feel free to kick me etc - Have you checked that your ldf file is .ldf and not .ldf.txt. Sounds like a problem with the file itself or maybe a conflict in the spelling of your command and the file name - If you pasted that line above from your output then you've spelled the file wrong "interorgpersonprevent" should inetorgpersonprevent -

    ldifde -i -f inetorgpersonprevent.ldf -v -c DC=X "DC=united-directories,DC=com"

    Deb :))

    Author Comment

    [blush] Thanks for the spellcheck.  I can't tell you how many times I checked that.
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    No probs - it's such a massive relief when it turns out to be something simple! Glad to help :))

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