MsExchange Blog Spot Telnet25

April 30, 2009

Meta Data Clean UP Step By Step

Filed under: Active Directory — telnet25 @ 4:14 am

Log into one of your Domain controllers and perform fallowing steps. Initially there process or overall understanding what is about to happen is explained in a simple way. You are logged into domain controller, by using NTDSUTIL you will go into .DIT database located on this domain controller and you will

  • modify the .dit database
  • remove all references in regards to failed DC
  • when you exit the changes will be replicated to all other DC’s assuming your replication is working and other domain controllers will get rid of from all references to failed DC.

From command line.


1. Ntdsutil

2. metadata cleanup

3. Connections

4. Connect to Server ServerName

5. Q

6. Select operations target

7. List domains

8. List sites

9. Select domain number

10. Select site number

11. List servers in site

12. Select server number

13. Q

14. Remove selected server

15. Q

Great now you have accomplish basic clean up in the active directory databaseCrying

Oz Casey Dedeal

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