How to Use Ntdsutil Menu Commands

You can invoke Ntdsutil from the command prompt with no arguments. Rather than support and extend an ever-increasing set of cryptic command-line arguments, the tool parses keyboard input after you invoke it. The commands have been made as conversational as possible. For example, you can type the following:

list roles for connected server

connect to server xxx

For convenience, Ntdsutil allows you to be cryptic. You need only specify enough of each word to make it unique with respect to any other words that you can enter at that time. Thus, as you become more familiar with the tool, you might type the following:

li r f c s

rather than:

list roles for connected server