How to find my root dn

Posted on 2014-03-14
Last Modified: 2014-03-28
How do I find out what my root DN (Distinguished name) is on my domain?
Question by:Thomas N
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by:Thomas N
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Also how do I find out which port ldap is using?

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Start Notepad and copy the following commands into the application:

    Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Wscript.Echo "Forest DNS Name: " & objSysInfo.ForestDNSName

Save the file as forestroot1.vbs.
Exit Notepad, then double-click forestroot1.vbs in Windows Explorer.
Windows will display the DNS name of the forest root.

found here :

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Shahnawaz Ahmed earned 500 total points
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Open ADSIEdit.msc -> Go to your server path in Domain Partition -> Go to Properties of server -> Find an attribute Distinguished Name (DN) -> Double Click to open it -> Copy and click cancel in all windows.

You May Use Command dsquery , Example here

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