Is there any way to do the active directory maintenance? i don't want to use ntdsutil tools because of it need to do in offline mode and also move the log file.i don't want to move the log file and also not doing in offline mode.
thank you very much
In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you can stop the NTDS service and then use the ntdsutil tool to perform maintenance. Earlier versions do not support this. However, anytime you stop the NTDS service (NET STOP NTDS), the domain controller will not be able to do its normal work of authenticating clients. After you are done with the maintenance, then you will have to start the NTDS service (NET START NDTS).
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