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How to run LDP and DS (Directory Services) Family tools without installing RSAT Package


WaheGuru G Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru G Ki Fateh

Intended Audience & Prerequisite Knowledge:

Intended Audience: This Post is for Audience:

  • Who want to run LDP and DS Tools (like  DSquery, DSadd, DSmod, DSmove, DSget, DSrm) without installing RSAT tools
  • Windows Admins | Enthusiast Admins

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • ADDS – Active Directory Directory Services – Strong Basics

 

In this Post, we highlight a way to run the common ADDS tools such LDP.exe and DS Family of tools such as DSadd.exe | DSquery.exe (which are only available once we have RSAT Tools [with starting of Windows 6.x releases]) without installing RSAT Tools, and run them like Portable tools.

In order to run these Tools, we need to copy these Tools images (Binary EXE files) from an existing System (with same architecture) and paste those EXE files under %SystemRoot%\System32. We also need to copy the associated Language files (MUI) of these binary files under %SystemRoot%\System32\en-US (where is en-US is your System Locale). For your Convenience, you can download LDP  and DS Tools from the URLs shown below. We provide both 32 and 64 Bit images and their associated Language files in discrete 7z archive files (extractable using 7z/Winrar).

Note: Now if you are trying to run 32Bit images on a 64Bit System (provided WOW64 is working), then you need to copy the 32Bit Images under %SystemRoot%\SysWow64 and their associated Language files (MUI) under %SystemRoot%\SysWow64\en-US
ADTools-CopiedFiles

ADTools-CopiedFiles

The Language files dependency of these Binary Images was discovered using Sysinternal’s Procmon, as shown below:

 

ADTools-Procmon-UnSatisfiedLanguageFileDependency

ADTools-Procmon-UnSatisfiedLanguageFileDependency

Now if we try to run LDP without copying its associated Language MUI file, them we will get caution prompt stating “Unable to create new document”, as shown below & LPD won’t work.

ADTools-WithoutLanguageFiles

ADTools-WithoutLanguageFiles

And if we try to run DS Tools without copying their associated Language MUI files, then DS tools won’t show any output when executed. So, we need to their associated Language MUI files prior to executing them.

 

Hope this helps and Cheers :) | Your feedback is highly appreciated.

WaheGuru G Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru G Ki Fateh

 

 

 

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Run Replmon on Windows Server 2008 / R2, 2012 / R2, Windows 7, 8 / 8.1 without installing Windows Server 2003 Support Tools


WaheGuru G Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru G Ki Fateh

Intended Audience & Prerequisite Knowledge:

Intended Audience: This Post is for Audience:

  • Who want to run Replmon (Repadmin FrontEnd) without installing Windows Server 2003 Support Tools
  • Windows Admins | Enthusiast Admins

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • ADDS – Active Directory Directory Services – Strong Basics

 …

In this article, we will demonstrate method by which you can run REPLMON (Replication Monitor – FrondEnd to command line replication admin – repadmin.exe) without installing Window Server 2003 Support tools. Replmon is a powerful Directory Services replication FrontEnd tool which help to visualize the AD Structure,Naming Contexts (Directory Partitions) and much more – in essence, its a much needed tool in order to grasp ADDS replication basics.
Using the below shown method, we can run REPLMON across any Windows 5.x or 6.x releases (such as Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2012/R2 | Windows 7, Windows 8) like a Portable tool.

In order to run REPLMON, we first need to copy all of the replmon files (REPLMON has been released for 32Bit architecture only) in the 7z archive in the below noted paths. This 7z archive includes REPLMON binary image and its DLL and OCX files (dependencies). We need to copy all of the OCX and DLL files (extracted from archive) under

  • %SystemRoot%\System32 if your OS is 32 Bit
  • %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64 if your OS is 64 Bit

We need to copy REPLMON.exe under %SystemRoot%\System32 for  32 or 64 Bit OS (in order to get REPLMON.exe image under our %PATH%).

Click HERE to download Replmon32Bit 7z Archive.

After copying we need to register all of the pasted OCX and DLL files using regsvr32.

#cd %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64 | if your OS is 64Bit
#regsvr32 comctl32.ocx 
#regsvr32 comdlg32.dll 
#regsvr32 iadstools.dll 
#regsvr32 tabctl32.ocx
#cd %SystemRoot%\System32 | if your OS is 32Bit
#regsvr32 comctl32.ocx 
#regsvr32 comdlg32.dll 
#regsvr32 iadstools.dll 
#regsvr32 tabctl32.ocx

After registering, we can run replmon straightaway from COMMAND LINE / RUN (i.e. from our %PATH%). Below shown Screenshot shows method adopted for 64 Bit OS in order to run REPLMON.

 

Replmon32Biton64BitOS

 

Hope this helps and Cheers :) | Your feedback is highly appreciated.

WaheGuru G Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru G Ki Fateh

 

 

 

Copyright © 2014

For copyright purposes, VirtualizationMaximus.com is not in the public domain. The fact that this blog owner publishes an RSS feed does not grant any rights for republication or re-use of the material except in the manner described below.

All content in this blog created by the blog owner and his guest authors is the property of the blog owner and his guest authors and protected by international copyright laws and cannot be stored on any retrieval system, reproduced, reposted, displayed, modified or transmitted in any form, electronic or otherwise without written permission of the copyright owner except as noted below.

A brief excerpt of content that does not exceed 128 words or 512 characters may be quoted as long as a link is provided back to the source page on this blog and authorship is properly attributed.

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