Turning on warning messages in Active Directory

By Tech b00n ·
Hello everyone.

I almost destroyed my organization's infrastructure and hour ago ^^. This was because I dragged an object into a container somehow caused AD to wtfhax the object out or existence; or in other words, the object disappeared.

Now that would have been ok if that particular object was not the computer of a user. My manager (the Administrator) basically said that by dragging objects into containers AD will warn you if you want to continue the action. Now I was not warned and this near disaster occured as a result. I am trying to figure out how to switch on this function. Can someone point me in the right direction? I really do not want to fiddle with AD : /

Please help.

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Check your version of AD and the MMC you used

by neilb@uk In reply to Turning on warning messag ...

The warning on drag-and-drop in the USers and Computers MMC snap-in came in with 2003SP1. You can actually disable drag-and-drop completely (for everyone) if you want but that means making changes with ADSIedit and I REALLY reckon that you don't want to go there.

Post some specifics of version, etc and I'll put some more info back if you need it.


p.s. Microsoft introduced the warning "in response to user feedback" so you are NOT alone...

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thanks for the reply...

by Tech b00n In reply to Check your version of AD ...

I just checked, the version of Active Directory Users and Computers: 5.2.3790.0

MMC: 3.0

We are running Windows Server 2003.

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I think you need an updated dsadmin.dll

by neilb@uk In reply to thanks for the reply...

Dsadmin.dll 5.2.3790.144 607,232 24-Mar-2004 21:46

is what you want on your XP box. That is the MMC AD admin snap-in.

I've got the same version as you but then I don't want the warnings. :)


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Thanks a lot buddy

by Tech b00n In reply to I think you need an updat ...

Much appreciated.

As this may sound extremely b00n-ish; I suppose I can simply drop the said file in the C:\Windows folder?

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I think that should be (nearly) OK

by neilb@uk In reply to Thanks a lot buddy

c:\windows\system32 would be a better place. ;\

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