The Directory Preparation Tool proceeds through three steps, as follows:
Collects your choices for utility options.
For a list of the specific information this step requests, see Information You Need to Gather Before you Run the Directory Preparation Tool.
Generates a shell script and LDIF file from your options choices that will be used to modify the LDAP directory.
If you are not using a Sun product for your directory server, or have customized your Directory Server, stop the process here without running the shell script. For further information, see Directory Server Considerations for the Directory Preparation Tool that follows.
Runs the shell script created from your options choices. Your directory is modified accordingly.
At the end of each step, the utility asks you if you want to continue. No changes are made to the LDAP directory until the third step.