Windows Server 2008 provides various tools for configuring and maintaining Active Directory in a domain network environment. Some of the important utilities are described below:

  • NTDSUTIL

    NTDSUTIL.EXE is a command-line tool that is used to manage Active Directory. This utility is used to perform the following tasks:

    • Performing database maintenance of Active Directory
    • Managing and controlling operations master roles
    • Removing metadata left behind by domain controllers

    Note: The NTDSUTIL utility is supposed to be used by experienced administrators.

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