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The Authoritative Restore
Distinguished Name Examples
Becomeing facile with the task of translating Active Directory object names from their everyday format to Distinguished Name format is important for completing an Authoritative Restore of AD. Below are two examples which illustrate this process:
- Computer called workstation1, a member of the contoso.local domain, located in an OU called developers which is inside another OU called Seattle:
- User called user001, a member of the contoso.local domain, located in an OU called Users:
From these examples, we can see that Distinguished Names (DN) go from specific to general as you read from left to right. DN’s are arranged just like DNS names but instead of using periods for separators, DN’s use commas; and instead of using an implied name structure DN’s use an explicit name structure (the attribute=value pairs that you see in the DN. Ex: OU=developers).