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Any tips to changing context?

By evll ·
Am trying to grasp the easiest way to understand how to change context from one location in the tree to another.

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by BudTheGrey In reply to Any tips to changing cont ...

Do you mean how to refer to other users or objects elsewhere in the tree? Every object can be referenced using a "context-full" name. For example, a print queue (QUEUE1) in an organizational unit (OU1) in an organization (ORG1) can be referred to directly like so:


There may also be users in that same organizational unit (same *context*). Becuase they are in the same context, they can refer to the queue simply as "QUEUE1"; NDS will search the user's current context for the object.

Every user has a default context at login. You can change your context with the CX command at the command line, though usually people simply use the network neighborhood (or my network places) icon to walk the tree to find what they are looking for.

By default, you will *not* have rights to browse or find objects not in your default context. Your network admin has to grant them to you.


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by evll In reply to Any tips to changing cont ...

Changing context in NDS tree
Asked similar question earlier. I will give an example. I will give the typeful distinguished names for two fictional objects in my NDS tree.
The first representing my logon context.



Now,.. I am RJones. I am in the ACCT container in the context as I log on. I wish to move my context to


I have been having difficulty learning how to correctly apply the trailing periods in changing context. Any tips on making this easy to understand? What is the answer to this one?

As I understand, this is what I would type:


I would like to know if anyone has any easy tips that would help me to know I am entering this correctly.

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