Directory Services

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[This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.]

To diagnose problems when using DSDE, create a log file when issuing a DSDE command. The /log option is used to generate a log file.

The following example shows how to create a log file. This example runs from a command line. To open a command prompt window, click Start on the taskbar and then click Command Prompt.

C:\Documents and Settings\MyUserName> cd \program files\microsoft\dsde
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\DSDE> dsde /mode import 
									/input employeees.xml
									/protocol LDAP 
									/log .

Note  For clarity, the command line is shown divided into several lines. Normally, it would be entered all on one line.

The command line options used in this example perform the following functions:

The following is a listing of a possible dsde.log file when an error has occurred:

<cmd>dsde /mode import /input employeees.xml /server /protocol LDAP /resume /log .</cmd>
<error type="internal">Could not find file "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\DSDE\employeees.xml".</error>
<status>Command completed with error(s).</status>