A feature is available for Windows Server 2008 that lets you synchronize the DSRM Administrator password with a domain user account

Article ID: 961320 – Last Review: February 9, 2009 – Revision: 1.0

A feature is available for Windows Server 2008 that lets you synchronize the DSRM Administrator password with a domain user account

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INTRODUCTION

On a Windows-based domain controller, you may want to synchronize the Directory Service Restore Mode (DSRM) Administrator password with a domain user account. In Windows Server 2003, you cannot do this. For Windows Server 2008, a feature is available that lets you synchronize the DSRM Administrator password with a domain user account.

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Feature information

A supported feature that modifies the product’s default behavior is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to modify only the behavior that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that specifically require it. This feature may receive additional testing. Therefore, if the system is not severely affected by the lack of this feature, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this feature.

To obtain this feature immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Prerequisites

To apply this feature, you must be running Windows Server 2008 on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this feature.

Feature replacement information

This feature does not replace any other updates.

How to synchronize the DSRM Administrator password on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller with the password of a domain user account

After you apply this feature, you can synchronize the DSRM Administrator password on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller with the password of a domain user account. To do this, run the following command on the Windows Server 2008-based domain controller:

ntdsutil set dsrm password sync from domain account <AccountName> q q

Note In this command, <AccountName> is a placeholder for the name of the domain user account that you want to use.

This command synchronizes the DSRM Administrator password one time. If you want to perform another synchronization, you must run this command again.

File information

The English version of this feature has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 notes

The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Ntdsutil.exe.mui 6.0.6001.22348 110,592 08-Jan-2009 04:57 Not applicable
Ntdsutil.exe 6.0.6001.22348 374,272 08-Jan-2009 02:38 x86
Ntdsa.mof Not applicable 227,725 18-Dec-2007 21:02 Not applicable
Ntdsai.dll 6.0.6001.22348 1,950,720 08-Jan-2009 04:58 x86
Samlib.dll 6.0.6001.22348 57,856 08-Jan-2009 04:59 x86
Samsrv.dll 6.0.6001.22348 480,768 08-Jan-2009 04:59 x86
Samsrv.mof Not applicable 61,288 18-Dec-2007 21:02 Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Ntdsutil.exe.mui 6.0.6001.22348 100,352 08-Jan-2009 05:16 Not applicable
Ntdsutil.exe 6.0.6001.22348 466,944 08-Jan-2009 03:08 x64
Ntdsa.mof Not applicable 227,725 18-Dec-2007 21:03 Not applicable
Ntdsai.dll 6.0.6001.22348 2,634,752 08-Jan-2009 05:16 x64
Samlib.dll 6.0.6001.22348 99,328 08-Jan-2009 05:17 x64
Samsrv.dll 6.0.6001.22348 671,744 08-Jan-2009 05:17 x64
Samsrv.mof Not applicable 61,288 18-Dec-2007 21:03 Not applicable
Samlib.dll 6.0.6001.22348 57,856 08-Jan-2009 04:59 x86
Samsrv.mof Not applicable 61,288 18-Dec-2007 21:02 Not applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File name Package_for_kb961320_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 10,707
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,432
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 38,642
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,424
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 39,035
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,432
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,422
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,431
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name X86_microsoft-windows-d..-ntdsutil.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_en-us_7229f6c74eb00d9b.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 2,927
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 05:56
Platform Not applicable
File name X86_microsoft-windows-d..ommandline-ntdsutil_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_dbb77bb148ca30b2.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 8,606
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 05:58
Platform Not applicable
File name X86_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_f12ca523d2599933.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 12,574
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 06:02
Platform Not applicable
File name X86_microsoft-windows-directory-services-sam_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_b254bc94ba2b62f8.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 96,188
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 06:03
Platform Not applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..-ntdsutil.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_en-us_ce48924b070d7ed1.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 2,929
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 06:45
Platform Not applicable
File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..ommandline-ntdsutil_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_37d617350127a1e8.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 8,644
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 07:31
Platform Not applicable
File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_4d4b40a78ab70a69.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 12,632
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 07:35
Platform Not applicable
File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-directory-services-sam_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_0e7358187288d42e.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 96,227
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 07:35
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 10,101
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,440
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 44,004
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,432
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 44,682
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,440
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,430
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Package_for_kb961320_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.2.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,439
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 18:18
Platform Not applicable
File name Wow64_microsoft-windows-directory-services-sam_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22348_none_18c8026aa6e99629.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 92,241
Date (UTC) 08-Jan-2009
Time (UTC) 05:20
Platform Not applicable

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684  (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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