A Warning About the ADSI Edit Tool

Before you run Microsoft Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit, note that the tool automatically attempts to load the current domain to which you're logged on. If you've just installed the Windows 2000 (Win2K) Support Tools, you're still logged on as the Administrator in the domain controller that contains the Active Directory (AD). If you're working on a computer that is installed in a workgroup or otherwise not logged on to a domain, the error message The specified domain does not exist will appear repeatedly. To avoid the complications of this scenario, open mmc.exe, add the ADSI Edit snap-in manually, make any connections that are appropriate for your domain with the necessary Administrative credentials, and save the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) file. This process provides you with your own default console that operates properly with ADSI Edit.

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