Frequently Asked Questions about NNS ADix

   This page contains questions that customers have about NNS ADix.

NNS ADix v3 FAQs

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How can I rename Active Directory objects using NNS ADix?

In order to rename Active Directory objects with NNS ADix perform the following steps::

  • Export all objects you ant to rename (select the attribute 'cn' for export)
  • Open the export file with an editor and edit the values for the attribute 'cn'.
    Do not change the attribute 'path'! This will be done automatically at the time the file is imported.
  • Save the changes made to the import file
  • Import the file

    In order to rename objects of type 'organizational unit' do not export and edit the attribute 'cn'.
    Instead use the attribute 'ou' to rename organizational unit objects.



How can I set user passwords?

In order to set the password for an user object perform the following steps:

  • Use the attribute 'userPassword' in the import file
  • Edit the values for the attribute 'userPassword'
  • Save the changes made to the import file
  • Import the file

    Please take in mind that the user password must be compliant with the domain security policy.
    E.g. if this policy prescribes a password length of 8 characters, you cannot set a password which consists of less than 8 characters.



Can I export user passwords?

If you select the attribute 'userPassword' for export, nothing will be exported. Further if you try to
view the value of the attribute 'userPassword' in any object property dialog, the attribute is empty (<not set>).
This is because the attribute 'userPassword' is a write-only attribute and its value cannot be retrieved.



Must NNS ADix be installed on a Domain Controller?

No, this is not necessary. NNS ADix can but need not to be installed on an Active Directory Domain Controller. The advantage of
running NNS ADix on an AD Domain Controller is the minimized network traffic. This is especially the case if you perform queries that
are returning a large number of objects (for example all user objects in a domain).

NNS ADix can be installed on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2.

Support for Windows 2000:
In NNS ADix v3 we are using some features which are not supported on Windows 2000 (e.g. "Attribute Scoped Queries").
Therefore we do not support the installation of NNS ADix v3 on a Windows 2000 platform.

    Running NNS ADix v3 on an supported OS and exporting/importing AD objects which are stored in an W2k AD is supported.