AD LDS: Reset Configuration Partition Administrator Permission

Marcel Mertens 1 Reputation point

Hi Everyone,

we take over the mangement of an AD LDS instance of a new customer.
Unfortunately the former MSP deleted the admin account of the AD LDS configuration partition which was used during the installation.
My admin account is admin of the application partition, but not of the configuration partition.
Is there any change to reset or recover of the admin permission?

Kind Regards,


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  1. Vicky Wang 2,641 Reputation points

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    Hope this information can help you
    Best wishes

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  2. Marcel Mertens 1 Reputation point

    Thank you for your answer.
    After analysing older logfiles:

    • AD LDS Service was installed 2013 on a W2K8R2 Serverwith a Domain Account as AD LDS Configuration Partition Admin
    • I don't know if any other account was added to the Configuration Partition Admin group
    • This domain account was delete a while ago (not recoverable)

    My Question:

    1. Is there any way to figure out who is member of the config partiton admin group?
    2. Is there any way to add a new account to the group?
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  3. Vicky Wang 2,641 Reputation points

    connect to configuration partition in ADSIEdit, in the security tab of properties , we can found the ACL list of configuration partition.
    as configuration partition is a forest level partition, the admin need to be in root domain admin group or enterprise admin group.

    Hope this information can help you
    Best wishes

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  4. Marcel Mertens 1 Reputation point

    Hi, i'm talking about Active Directory Lightwave Directory Service (AD LDS) not Active Directory

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