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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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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