What is Lost & Found folder in Active Directory 2003? And What is GARBAGE Collection in AD 2003?

What is Lost & Found folder in Active Directory 2003? And What is GARBAGE Collection in AD 2003?
moonpavanAsked:
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rockiroadsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
An OU is defined as an organisational unit a way to classify objects within directories. its like a subdivision within an Active Directory into which you can place users, groups, computers, and other ou's.
You have different domain controllers so the active directory database is replicated on all of them
So if you deleted one OU from one domain controller and before replication completes, a ou was created in another then ad gets its knickers in a twist and so gets dumped into lost and found

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rockiroadsCommented:
lost+found dir: I think its where objects or dup objects are placed when AD aint got a clue what to do with it
garbage colection: Garbage collection is a housekeeping process that is designed to free space within the Active Directory database. more info can be found here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198793
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rockiroadsCommented:
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moonpavanAuthor Commented:
can some one explain me the purpose of LOST and Found Folder and Garbage Collection in a simple way...
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moonpavanAuthor Commented:
I dont want links becuase if i perform google search I will get more links.. i need few understanding points from AD experts
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rockiroadsCommented:
when you work with objects and move them around etc, the ops you do on objects if active directory finds orphaned objects or creates them because say a move fails it has to put these objects somewhere. So that is what lost+found is for. Its a place to hold objects AD doesn't know what to do with

garbage collection is like a background process that runs at a scheduled time and is used to remove deleted objects. when you delete something from AD, it is like putting it in the recycle bin. The object is marked for removal. This mark is replicated on the other domain controllers. So when gc runs it will clear these. It also removes any redundant log files it finds.
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moonpavanAuthor Commented:
Hey Rockiroads ,,  thank you for your response - can you explain even bit more with 2 or 3 examples please
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Premkumar YogeswaranAnalyst II - System AdministratorCommented:
Good Explanation Rockiroads...

"if you deleted one OU from one domain controller and before replication completes, a ou was created in another then ad gets its knickers in a twist and so gets dumped into lost and found"

This is an clear explanation.. Moonpavan have you cleared.. let me know if not...

:-) for Rocki...

Regards,
Prem
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rockiroadsCommented:
Thanks Prem!
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