A Quick Tip to Check Active Directory Schema Version for Windows Server 2012

by [Published on 14 May 2013 / Last Updated on 14 May 2013]

This tip explains how you can check Active Directory Forest Schema Version for Windows Server 2012.

Active Directory Forest Schema Version is 56 for Windows Server 2012. The ADPrep /ForestPrep command will set a value for ObjectVersion attribute on Schema partition. Once Active Directory Forest schema is extended by using ADPrep /ForestPrep command, a preliminary check must be performed to make schema has been extended.

Please follow the steps to check the value of objectVersion attribute:

  1. Run LDP.exe, go to Connection and then click on Bind.
  2. Click Ok. Next click on View, Tree and then select the following LDAP path from the dropdown list: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=<DomainName>,DC=<Com>
  3. Click Ok to run the LDP query against the above LDAP Path.

In Right Pane, check objectVersion: 56 attribute. If it is 56 Admin ADPrep command successfully extended the schema.

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