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.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.