Verifies the secure connection between a workstation and a domain controller.

Netdom is a command-line tool that is built into Windows Server 2008. It is available if you have the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) server role installed. To use netdom, you must run the netdom command from an elevated command prompt. To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax

netdom verify <Computer> {/d: | /domain:}<Domain> [{/uo: | usero}<User> {/po: | /passwordo}{<Password>|*}] [{/help | /?}]

Parameters

Parameter Description

<Computer>

Specifies the name of the computer whose secure connection you want to verify.

{/d: | /domain:}<Domain>

Specifies the domain with which to verify the secure connection. If you do not specify this parameter, then netdom verify uses the domain to which the current computer belongs.

{/uo: | usero}<User>

Specifies the domain with which to verify the secure connection. If you do not specify this parameter, then netdom verify uses the current user account.

{/po: | /passwordo}{<Password>|*}

Specifies the password of the user account that you specify in the /uo or /usero parameter. If you specify the value of this parameter as a wildcard character (*), this parameter prompts you for the password.

{/help | /?}

Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To verify that netdom maintains the secure channel secret between mywksta and devgroup.contoso.com, type the following command at the command prompt:

netdom verify /d:devgroup.contoso.com mywksta

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