AD LDS is Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services and was previously known as ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode).

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Can the objectGUID be specified on creation or changed afterward?

Our system links users in an LDAP store to users in a SQL database. The database has been around longer than the LDAP store though, and we'd like to bring pre-existing users from the database into ...
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Configuring two AD LDS instances to synchronize with one another

I'm trying to find information on synchronizing multiple AD LDS instances with each other, but all the information I'm finding via Google is about synchronizing AD LDS to AD DS. I would appreciate it ...
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What is MS-Membership Transitive.LDF?

When installing ad-lds, you have the option to import several LDF files. Some of them are described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771943.aspx. Can anyone tell me what the ...
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load balance adlds instances over two seperate azure vm's

I have two azure VMs, on which i have hosted two AD LDS instances, one being the replica of the other. I want to ensure load balancing and fault tolerance of the instances (if primary goes down, the ...
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vCenter SSO without AD?

I have an ESXi Server with a vCenter virtual appliance image and an image of a Windows 2008 TS. The Windows 2008 image has an external Ethernet connection configured to another network, so users can ...
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How do I import into ADAM / AD LDS - The specified instance type is invalid

I'm having a hard time importing an LDIF file into ADAM/ AD LDS, and the error is below (instance type is invalid). I've tested and recovered from errors that relate to The import file is ASCII, ...
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Forcing not-yet-known SID value in AD LDS userProxy account

We are dealing with a chained provisioning request, the goal being to create successively an AD account and an AD LDS userProxy account associated with the just created AD account. The AD account SID ...
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AD LDS service account as local admin to allow SSL connection?

I am installing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS, aka ADAM) on a Windows 2012 vm. After finally getting the configuration of the directory and synchronization handled, I am now ...
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Configure Active Directory on Windows 7 [closed]

I am to configuring Active Directory on Windows 7. I have followed this link and installed AD LDS. But i am unable to create a new user in the active directory. Also, I am able to browse the ...
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How can I set up working users in an AD LDS?

I need to set up a test Active Directory where I can freely change users and groups. After MUCH troubles I manged to set up the AD-LDS itself in a way that seems realistic to my uninitiated eyes. I've ...
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AD LDS changing password events

We've implemented AD LDS and we want to monitor password changes on it. However, the events I see doesn't provide much information. The only thing I see is this 4793 event (Security logs) The ...
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AD LDS query fails to get second page of large number of groups

We hit the 1015 limit in AD DS, so we are exploring AD LDS as an alternative. To test the limit, I've created >32,000 groups, each nested inside another, with my user in the top and bottom level ...
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ldifde command is failing with "Invalid Parameter: Bad argument '-i'. And also any equivalent PS Cmdlet?

OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Localhost: DC as well as running an AD LDS instance Here are the command(s) I used: ldifde -i -u -f differences.ldf -s localhost:50004 -b myUserAccount MyDomain ...
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scurity tab is missing in ADSI Edit for AD Lightweigh Service instancess. (authorizing users in AD LDS)

I am new to AD LDS. I have installed AD LDS instance in my Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 servers as I want to you use AD LDS instance for directory services for my app. I am able to install the ...
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manage Windows users with AD LDS

I have a Windows 2008R2 server with about 30 users, which log in with remote desktop to use some application installed on the server itself I would move the users from local users to AD LDS, so I can ...
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AppFabric vs AD LDS

I'm helping design a solution for a huge organization which relies on a SQL cluster. If this cluster is unavailable, the entire organization will not be able to authenticate to printers. there are ...
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Setting up ADLDS and managing it with internal ADLDS users

I configured ADLDS according to this blog post. I went further and followed this Microsoft article about allowing internal users to access ADLDS thru ADSI Edit but whatever I do i get access denied ...
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Active Directory LDS classes: what's the difference?

I'm creating some AD LDS objects. In AD I'm prompted with this window. What's the difference between 'container' and 'group'? Is there a web resource that lists the difference? I haven't been able ...
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Replication of lockoutTime attribute is not urgent on AD-LDS

I have two LDS servers on the same subnet. They replicate well. If I change an attribute, it gets replicated after 15 seconds. LDS is configured to honor password policies. When a user makes too ...
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Create a AD-LDS partition under a child of the primary partition

I have a AD-LDS instance running on a Server 2008 R2. I have this application partition, created at installation : dc=enterprise,dc=example,dc=com I have succesfully followed this procedure to ...
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Email address as rdn in Active Directory Application Mode - ADAM

Is it OK to use an email address as the CN attribute in ADAM (I don't mean the email/mail attribute)? I have a requirement that calls for ADAM for authentication and the user's email address as the CN ...
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Dynamic group membership to work around no nested security group support for Active Directory

My problem is that I have a number of network administration applications like SAN switches that do not support nested groups from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). These legacy administration ...
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ADSIEdit freezes gettings properties of a group with hundred of thousands members

Doing performance testing on an AD-LDS (Server 2008 R2 64 bits), we created a milion user in a single OU. We also created a single group object and made those milion users member of that group. When ...
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Microsoft HPC cluster - AD or AD LDS?

The instructions for deploying an HPC Cluster (e.g. step 1.5 on this page in TechNet) are very clear that HPC cluster nodes "must be members of an Active Directory domain". Does the Active Directory ...
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How many users can be in a AD LDS group?

Microsoft published the recommended maximum limits for users in an Active Directory group. It basically says : Starting with Windows Server 2003, the ability to replicate discrete changes to ...
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Active Directory LDS Structure Best Practices [closed]

I'm looking for guidance in structuring an LDS directory and finding only best practices targeted at Domain Services. Does anyone here have references for the hierarchical structure we set up in the ...
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Get logon information through ldap from AD server

I want to know users logged into the domain and from which IP. I know it is possible to see by monitoring AD eventlogs. However, I want to do it without any software on AD server itself. Is it ...
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AD LDS High availability

We are currently using CAS for multiple directory authentication. AD for internal users, AD LDS for external users. I've read that NLB is a possible solution, but wondering if this is possible with ...
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Can I link proxy users from a single LDS instance to multiple domains?

I have an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services set up. I have objects that represent users in the Active Directory (Domain_A). I have set their objectSID attribute, and users can ...
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Does AD LDS support account lockout?

Does Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services support account lockout like how the full Active Directory domain services does?
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How to add a user in Active Directory with name longer than 20 characters?

I am using Windows 2008 R2 Server and trying to add a user in Active Directory. I am able to save user ID of length less than 20 characters. But when I try to increase this value to 30 characters I ...
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Install lightweight Active Directory on Windows 7 for Development purposes without domain?

Is there a way to install lightweight Active Directory on Windows 7 for Development purposes without domain? I've downloaded the "AD LDS" for Windows 7 and installed it but it seems to require a ...
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Stand alone or free application to backup ADAM / AD LDS database files

Do you know any small standalone and free tool, that can be run in console, to backup / restore ADAM / AD LDS database files (like adamntds.dit, edbres00001.jrs etc.). I tried to stop ADAM service ...
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Backing up an ADAM database - locking occurring

I'm having problems trying to backup an ADAM database on Windows. it keeps saying that the server is locked. I know that the database is used by IIS, so I've stopped all the applications and it still ...
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Windows Server 2003 vs 2008 & ADAM vs AD LDS

Comparing Window Server 2003 to 2008, I know that ADAM (active directory application mode) has been replaced with AD LDS (active directory lightweight directory services). I am just wondering, if ...
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) best practice for clustering

We decide to use Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) for our application. But we cannot find the guide for clustering this service. Can anybody suggest or give a link to the ...
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Installing internet facing SharePoint 2010 with Active Directory Application Mode

Are there any known issues installing an internet-facing SharePoint 2010 with Active Directory Lightweight Services or is it a logical choice?
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Sharepoint and ADL-DS

Can I install SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 and using the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (formerly ADAM) for Authentication and autorization? Do I loose something in ...
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Can an AD DS user be replicated/synched to AD LDS into a different container/organisational unit?

Have some data in the form of attributes to be shared on the directory attached to users and groups containers/OU or group policy. The current AD DS has OU and container groupings of users which ...
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Entering new user data into AD LDS

I need some help configuring AD LDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services). I'm not an administrator, have never configured domains and I don't have a clue how to add new users to existing ...
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AD DS or AD LDS

I need a suggestion about having AD DS or AD LDS for my infrastructure. I have a website which as of now do not have any log in facility for the visitors, now we are developing a new application so ...
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Physical hardware required to enable AD LDS service, can it be placed as a stand alone server on the DMZ

If I want to implement AD LDS for a single application, does it require Physical hardware or it can be installed/enabled on web server or application server. As usually the web and app servers are ...
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Can you authenticate into SSAS with AD LDS (ADAM) accounts?

I'm very new to AD LDS and experienced but not qualified with SSAS, so my apologies for my ignorances with these. We have a couple implementations where we expose SSAS via an HTTPS proxy ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 clustering require ActiveDirectory?

I'm trying to find out if Server 2008 supports clustering in a DMZ environment where there is no ActiveDirectory installed. If it does require AD then can clustering be done using the AD Lightweight ...
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Active Directory - Lightweight Directory Services and Domain Password Policy

Greetings all, We have an active directory domain which enforces a strict password policy. Hooray! Now, for the project we are working on, we are going to be storing users of our website ...
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Can AD Lightweight Directory Service replicate from Active Directory? If so, how?

I am setting up an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (ADLDS) server to give a partner limited access to our directory without giving them access to the entire Active Directory. Setting up ...