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Is there saved settingd location for DSA.msc

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Is there a location that saves the last OU or Container the users expanded.
I know there are switches like /RDN /Server and /Domain that can be used, but they limit the ability to see other parent OU's.

One thing I noticed is that when I close out of ADUC and I was in a child OU and the next time I open ADUC the OU is the one that expanded and selected.

Is there a location that this is saved like registry or ini ?
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You need to create taskpad view for that

Check below article to create new taskpad view

You need to add ADUC in custom MMC console and select respective OU in the hierarchy and from action menu select new taskpad view
U need to save this MMC Console

Check below article

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2816.how-to-create-custom-mmc-and-add-taskpad.aspx

Mahesh.
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Thanks for this piece of knowledge and I can see how this will help, but  it is not the relative solution I was looking for.  I think I will add this to my utility and I will award points for this information, but is there a way to open ADUC to a certain NODE with all the other NODES being there so I can navigate?

If I use DSA.msc  /RDN:CN=Computer,OU=Something it will only show that OU and that is not what I am looking for.
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there a way to open ADUC to a certain NODE with all the other NODES being there so I can navigate?

Unable to understand above comment ?

Can you please elaborate bit more ?
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If you open dsa.msc with  the /rdn switch like the one I mentioned it will open dsa only with that OU and the child nodes. None of the other OU's will display, nor is dsa aware they exist.
My goal is to open dsa with all nodes acessseable and have a certain OU expanded and focused.  

Like when you expand a OU then close dsa and when you reopen dsa at a later time that OU is expanded and in focus.

I hope that makes it clearer.
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This is possible

When you make new taskpad view, you need to save it 1st time as custom console
and then expand your intended OU structure upto last node
Now if you close the MMC it will ask you for saving the MMC console, save here and you will get expanded OU structure next time while all other top level OUs and objects are also visible and accessible
I have tested it and working fine

Mahesh.
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My issue is the node selection  is going to be dynamic and not static ?
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You are talking about whcih node ?

What dio you mean by node please  ?
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OU's sorry.
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You need to select required node (OU) in custom mmc console and then close it out
during closing it will ask you for saving the view
Just save it and then open it again
It should start on same OU last you on
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This was not the answer I was looking for, but it was a very useful piece of information that I did not know about before and that is why I am awarding the points
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