Once again me : Where to find dsadd / dsmod etc.

Posted on 2006-04-12
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Thanks to some guys here I found a Microsoft article which explains the use of the commands dsadd, dsmod and other Active Directory commandline tools.

However, I am not able to use this command on a 2000 Advanced Server with Supporttools and Adminpak installed as the command is apparently not recognized.

I searched and someone here mentioned that you need to install the adminpak of Server 2003 but the installer refuses to install it since it is not an XP based operation system ...

Do I need to install the resource kit ? None of the Microsoft articles actually says where to get those tools
Question by:Cassavatech
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    Hi Cassavatech,

    have you got this version installed?

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    This won't work; the ds* tools can be used in a W2k Active Directory, but NOT on a W2k machine.
    So you can use them on an XP workstation (by installing adminpak.msi) or a W2k3 machine (and run them against a W2k DC), but not on any W2k machine (DC or domain member).
    The new command-line tools for Active Directory in Windows Server 2003
    "The command-line tools are included with Windows Server 2003 and are installed with the Admin Pack and the Windows Server 2003 Setup program. The command-line tools can be installed and run on computers that are running Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Server. Microsoft does not recommend that you install these tools on a Windows 2000-based computer.
    The command-line tools can target Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 domain controllers. Windows 2000 domain controllers that are administered by the command-line tools must have Service Pack 3 or later installed to prevent errors in LDAP signing."
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    @Jay Jay : Yes I have

    oBda : D'OH :(

    Thanks anyway ...

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