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You can use the online dbdump feature in Ldp.exe to view the values that are stored in the database while a domain controller is running. You trigger the online dbdump feature by modifying the dumpDatabase attribute on the rootDSA.
The values that you specify for this attribute are the attributes other than the default attributes that you want to dump. Note that the values that you specify are the name for this attribute. The dumpDatabase feature first checks that you have enough rights for dumping the database. It then dumps the database into the Ntds.dmp file. The Ntds.dmp file is located in the same folder as the database file (.dit). The default attributes are:
Usage Example: Investigate an SPN Issue with Conflicting CNF or Deleted DEL AttributesCreate the Ntds.dmp file:
Sample Dump FileThe following sample shows that the CROSSREF object for domain PDT is pointing to a wrong object that has already been deleted:
The internal reference points to 3947, although it should point to the new 3958 object for dc=pdt,dc=net.
3953 2326 true 3 1 0 - 1163 - 4 3947 196619 56.6E.52.8A.2E.B4.00.43.BE.B1.B3.57.91.AD.F5.BE PDT ... 3947 1161 false 1376281 2 0 2001-08-04 11:02.47 - - - - - 9E.4C.AB.126.96.36.199B.4F.A0.31.59.D5.C2.74.68.F2 pdt DEL:36ab4c9e-6581-4f2b-a031-59d5c27468f2 ... 3958 1161 false 1376281 3 0 2001-08-04 23:02.47 - - - - - 85.0B.3B.A1.EC.188.8.131.52E.D0.FF.F6.66.BA.FB.84 pdt
You may resolve this issue with the semantic checker of the latest version of the Ntdsutil.exe tool.
Article ID: 315098 - Last Review: September 11, 2011 - Revision: 5.0