How do you create a new application partition in active directory?
An application directory partition is a directory partition that
is replicated only to specific domain controllers. A domain
controller that participates in the replication of a particular
application directory partition hosts a replica of that partition.
Only domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 can host a
replica of an application directory partition.
Application directory partitions are usually created by the
applications that will use them to store and replicate data. For
testing and troubleshooting purposes, members of the Enterprise
Admins group can manually create or manage application directory
partitions using the Ntdsutil command-line tool. One of the
benefits of an application directory partition is that, for
redundancy, availability, or fault tolerance, the data in it can be
replicated to different domain controllers in a forest
To create or delete an application directory
1.Open Command Prompt.
3.At the ntdsutil command prompt, type:
4.At the domain management command prompt, type:
5.At the server connections command prompt, type:
connect to server ServerName
6.At the server connections command prompt, type:
7.At the domain management command prompt, do one of the
To create an application directory partition, type:
create nc ApplicationDirectoryPartition DomainController
To delete an application directory partition, type:
delete nc ApplicationDirectoryPartition