Solved

TAPI3 in Active Directory

Posted on 2006-07-17
1
1,992 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Experts:

I have two Win2003 Server DCs in a small (test) domain; I am planning to replace the original DC (with FISMOs).  When I started to run dcpromo to demote the server from DC to standalone, I received a warning indicating that the DC contained the only copy of a TAPI3 application directory; replmon did indeed show a TAPI3 AD partition with no replication configured.  I have no idea how the application partition came to be - I don't use (or test) any TAPI related software.

Note - I am the only domain admin (this is my own test domain) so no one might have put it there.

Questions:
1.  Where might this have come from?  I would not have created this intentionally; could Windows have created this, is it a part of the fax services (which I may have tried installing once).
2.  How can I browse the contents of the partition to see what is actually there (and maybe even why it is there)?
3.  How can I enable replication on the partition so it will survive the DC replacement?
4.  Can I simply ignore the TAPI application partition?  Sure, it will be obliterated, but since it is unlikely that there is anything important in it, that may be the best solution.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Robert_A_
1 Comment
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Kini pradeep earned 300 total points
ID: 17124939
an application dir partition is a partition which is installed to facilitate the replication of that application data on to different DC's that would host the partition. i donot know how you got the dir partition for TAPI, but if you want to remove this Dc and still keep the dir partition till you figure out whether to keep the parttiton or not you can install that instance of application dir partition on a different DC, replicate the partition and remove that app dir partition from the first DC.
did you restore this DC from an image ?

you can also view the app dir partition in adsiedit, right click and connect to example dc=forestdnszones,dc=crystal,dc=net.

what is TAPI and what does it do ?
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/f963e86a-4941-40e4-87ed-3209e1548cef1033.mspx?mfr=true

how to remove TAPI application dir partition.
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/9c864d11-1421-4a9f-b91f-ddb2097becbf1033.mspx?mfr=true

how to create a TAPI application dir partition
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/9c864d11-1421-4a9f-b91f-ddb2097becbf1033.mspx?mfr=true
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question