Determine the tombstone lifetime for the forest

Posted: July 5, 2011 in Active Directory, Server, Server 2003
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The tombstone lifetime is determined by the value of the tombstone Lifetime attribute on the Directory Service object in the configuration directory partition.

Administrative Credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Users group.

 

To determine the tombstone lifetime for the forest

1.            On the Start menu, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.

2.            In the console tree, double-click Configuration [DomainControllerName], CN=Configuration,DC=[ForestRootDomain], CN=Services, and CN=Windows NT.

3.            Right-click CN=Directory Service, and then click Properties.

4.            In the Attribute column, click tombstoneLifetime.

5.            Note the value in the Value column. If the value is <not set>, the default value is in effect as follows:

•             On a domain controller in a forest that was created on a domain controller running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the default value is 180 days.

•             On a domain controller in a forest that was created on a domain controller running Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003, the default value is 60 days.

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