In many cases, a default value will be used for -Partition if no value is specified.
The rules for determining the default value are given below.
Note that rules listed first are evaluated first and once a default value can be determined, no further rules will be evaluated.
In AD DS environments, a default value for -Partition will be set in the following cases:
If none of the previous cases apply, the default value of Partition will be set to the
default partition or naming context of the target domain.
In AD LDS environments, a default value for -Partition will be set in the following cases:
To specify a default naming context for an AD LDS environment, set the msDS-default NamingContext property of the AD directory service agent (DSA) object (nTDSDSA) for the AD LDS instance.
“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology” ~ Bruce Schneier
Related PowerShell Cmdlets: