Managing Partitions Within Active Directory
As an alternative to managing Active Directory partitions through the Active Directory Users and Computers administrative tool, you can manage COM+ partitions programmatically through the use of a set of COM+ objects within Active Directory System Interface (ADSI).
Regardless of the administrative technique you choose for managing COM+ partitions, there is a general sequence of steps that administrators must follow:
- Create the new COM+ partitions within Active Directory for your domain.
- Create COM+ partition sets within Active Directory, and map them to your newly created COM+ partitions.
- Configure your Active Directory partitions on your local machine, using the appropriate COM+ object. When you configure an Active Directory partition on a local machine, a COM+ Applications folder is automatically created in that partition folder.
- Install your COM+ applications in the appropriate COM+ partitions.
All of the preceding steps can be done programmatically, using a set of Active Directory interfaces called ADSI. The objects available for managing partitions that are available within ADSI are as follows:
For information on creating and managing COM+ partitions through the use of the Active Directory Users and Computers and Component Services administrative tools, see the online help available from within each tool.