Logical organization for ADEdit commands

The commands you can execute with ADEdit fall into the following logical categories:

  • General-purpose commands that control ADEdit operation and provide information about ADEdit.

    For example, you use these commands to view usage help, set the LDAP query time-out interval, and quit ADEdit.

  • Context commands that set up and control the ADEdit domain context.

    For example, you use these commands to bind to a domain before subsequent object management commands, view current bindings, and change the context.

  • Object management commands that enable you to perform all of the same tasks as you can with Active Directory Users and Computers and Access Manager.

    For example, you use these commands to create, select, and manage zones, users, groups, computers, rights, roles and role Assignments.

  • Utility commands that perform useful data retrieval and data conversion tasks.

    For example, you use these commands to convert domain names and security principal names from one format to another.

  • Security descriptor commands that modify security descriptors and make them readable.

    For example, you use these commands to convert security descriptors strings from one format to another.

For more information about the commands each category, see ADEdit commands organized by type. For details about specific commands, see ADEdit command reference.