What are the uses of ‘ntdsutil’ tool?

What are the uses of ‘ntdsutil’ tool?

Some of the main uses of ntdsutil tool:-

  • Authoritative Restoreย – Authoritatively restores the Active Directory database or AD LDS instance
  • ifmย ย – Create installation media for writable and RODC setups (Offline DC provisioning)
  • metadata cleanupย – Cleans up objects of decommissioned servers
  • rolesย – Transfers and seizes operations master roles
  • set DSRM passwordย – Resets DSRM administrator password
  • snapshotย – Manages snapshots of the volumes that contain the Active Directory database and log files


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