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ADSIedit and AD schema mmc

Posted on 2007-11-21
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can someone explain to me when should we use ADSIedit mmc and when to use AD SChema mmc?
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preferably never :)

ADSIEDIT is usually the best way to get in remove stuffed or dead objects from AD

Schema MMC should not be touched lightly..this is used to actually extend the schema - add custom attributes and fields etc

both can be exceedingly dangerous
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ADSI Edit - manually create/edit/delete objects in any naming context - Schema, Domain, Configuration.

AD Schema MMC - only used to create/edit objects in the Schema NC.

And, as Jay mentions, both can cause nasty effects on your AD infrastructure since you are making manual edits and working completely "without a net" - IOW, if your first question after reading the above is "What's a naming context?", probably better to stick to those administrative tools that have more safety measures involved, a la AD Users & Computers.
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