Dsamain Command In Windows Server 2008

This article explains the command Dsamain in Windows Server 2008 operating system and syntax related with it.
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Dsamain command in Windows Server 2008 is used to exposes active directory data that is stored in a snapshot or backup as a lightweight directory access protocol server. User can stop the Dsamain command by pressing the CTRL+C in a command prompt window. Syntax for Dsamain command is given below.


dsamain /dbpath <filepath> [/logpath <path>] [/adlds] /ldapPort <number> [/sslPort <number>] [/gcport <number>] [gcSslport <number>] [/allowUpgrade] [/allowNonAdminAccess]

Parameters For Dsamain

Parameter Description
/dbpath <filepath> Defines the file path to the database file.
/logpath <path> Defines the path to a writable folder where the log files are created.
/adlds Opens an AD LDS database.
/ldapPort <number> Defines the LDAP port value.
/sslPort <number> Defines the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) port value.
/gcport <number> Defines the global catalog port number.
/gcsslport:<number> Defines the global catalog SSL port number.
/allowNonAdminAccess Allows nonadministrators to access data in the directory.
/allowupgrade Allows an upgrade to the database file.
Help Shows Help for this command
quit Returns to the prior menu.
? Shows help at the command prompt.

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