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CN=Configuration and CN=Services Containers Are Not Visible In ADSIEdit
Description of the Problem
You are following a guide that instructs you to use ADSIEdit to edit the Configuration container of Active Directory. For example, you may be attempting to remove the Recipient Update Service from Active Directory so that you can uninstall Exchange 2003 server. You have ADSIEdit open and can see containers in your domain such as CN=Builtin, CN=Computers, OU=Domain Controllers, CN=System, and CN=Users. You do not, however, see any containers called CN=Configuration, CN=Services, or CN=Sites.
The default naming context of ADSIEdit may not show the Configuration container. You can, however, specify it manualy. Select Action -> Connect to... In the "Connection Point" frame, choose "Select a well known Naming Context". Choose "Configuration" from the drop-down box. Hit OK, and the Configuration container, and its sub-containers such as CN=Services and CN=Sites, will be visible.
Alternatively, you can choose "Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context" and type the address of the Configuration container in the following format:
Posted on February 4, 2011
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