Directory and Resource Administrator and Exchange Administrator User Guide

The User Guide provides conceptual information about Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) and Exchange Administrator (ExA). This book defines terminology, provides quick tours of all user interfaces, and guides users step-by-step through administration and Exchange tasks.

Intended Audience

This book provides information for individuals responsible for performing directory, resource, and Exchange administration tasks within a secure, distributed administration model.

Other Information in the Library

The library provides the following information resources:

Installation Guide

Provides detailed planning and installation information.

Administrator Guide

Provides conceptual information about the DRA and ExA. This book defines terminology and includes implementation scenarios.

Trial Guide

Provides product trial and evaluation instructions and a product tour.


Provides context-sensitive information and step-by-step guidance for common tasks, as well as definitions for each field on each window.


The library uses consistent conventions to help you identify items throughout the documentation. The following table summarizes these conventions.




  • Window and menu items

  • Technical terms, when introduced


  • Book and CD-ROM titles

  • Variable names and values

  • Emphasized words

Fixed Font

  • File and folder names

  • Commands and code examples

  • Text you must type

  • Text (output) displayed in the command-line interface

Brackets, such as [value]

  • Optional parameters of a command

Braces, such as {value}

  • Required parameters of a command

Logical OR, such as value1 | value2

  • Exclusive parameters. Choose one parameter.

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