trustDirection Attribute Enumeration
Posted by BPuhl on May 2, 2008
Sitting in a coffee shop in Seattle – which is where I can usually get the most work done – and am helping a friend out by throwing together a VBScript that will enumerate all of the trusts, for all domains in a forest. Not rocket surgery by any means, but one of the things which I thought would be nice to include is the direction of the trust, which is held on the aptly named trustDirection attribute of the trustedDomain object.
Exploring a little bit through CORP, I was basically able to guess what the values meant, since I know what our forest/trust structure looks like, but since the attribute is just a number, I wanted to make sure that I had all of the options. I followed my instincts straight to my favorite search engine, and queried for the attribute, which promptly landed me on the MSDN page – previous experience telling me, that this is going to get me nowhere, because normally all you get is version and light information about the structure of the attribute.
So, much to my surprise, that down at the bottom in the Community Content section, Joe Richards had put the information which people would actually want and use.
So thank you Joe – for updating the documentation with the information which is actually relevant and useful.