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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Migrating AD Lightweight Directory Services (LDS) or ADAM data to Azure Active Directory (WAAD)

We currently have an ADAM instance that we authenticate our ASP.NET web users against. We have a requirement to replace this instance with an Azure Active Directory instance instead with a new schema ...
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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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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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AD LDS - LDAP - How to set group's rights on container

I installed AD LDS on a W2012R2. Everything is working fine. Now, I want to create new Roles, to grant to groups permissions to create/modify/delete users in a certain container. (I used this article) ...
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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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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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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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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 ...