Context cautions

Working with ADEdit’s context requires some thought. Commands that affect objects don’t explicitly specify an object, so you must be careful to ensure that the correct object is specified before executing commands that affect the object. ADEdit has context reporting commands that help by showing current domain bindings and selected objects.

It’s important to realize that any modifications to a selected object have no effect until the object is saved back to Active Directory. If you forget to save an object, you lose all modifications.

If you keep an object in context a long time between selecting the object and saving the object, be aware—as noted earlier—that another administration tool may alter the object in Active Directory during that time and you won’t know about those alterations.