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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With the advent of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft has announced the following exams in Windows Server 2008:

Technology Specialists
70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
70-642 TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
70-643 TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring
Professional Series
70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
70-647 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
Upgrades from Windows Server 2003
70-648 TS: Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist
70-649 TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist

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