ADAM or Active Directory Application Mode is a LDAP server software provided by Microsoft. This first appeared in Windows Server 2003 R2 as an installable role. This component is now known as AD LDS or AD Lightweight Directory Services.

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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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Are External LDAP referrals similar to a DNS Recursive or non recursive entry?

I'm very familiar with DNS, but less so with LDAP. In DNS I have the ability to delegate the CPU and IO load of referral chasing a given DNS query... or I can set norecurse and have the client ...
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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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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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Solutions for making Active Directory Sites and Services with ADAM run faster

The MMC snapin from ADAM called Active Directory Sites and Services is running slow. It was installed on Windows 7 as part of an Active Directory project. We are doing some Active Directory ...
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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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ActiveDirectory ObjectClass of 'User' vs 'UserProxy'

What is the difference between an ActiveDirectory object with a ObjectClass of UserProxy and a ObjectClass of User? Does an application binding against these objects need to do so differently in any ...
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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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Synchronize LDAP data between two separate AD domain controllers into a single ADAM instance

Would like to ask for some guidance. I have 2 Active Directory domain controllers in separate domains with a trust established. I also have an application that supports LDAP authentication, but not ...
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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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In Windows Server 2003 R2, how do you get into the Optional Component Manager to install ADAM SP1?

In Windows Server 2003 R2, how do you get into the Optional Component Manager to install ADAM SP1? I cannot find this Optional Component Manager.. is this equivalent to Add/Remove Windows Components? ...
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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: currently logged in users with C#

Is there a way to list all currently logged in users in Active Directory (ADAM) using C#?
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Accessing ADAM instance without original creator's account

I have an ADAM instance that was created by a previous employee. He has since been terminated and his AD account deleted. I want to be able to access this ADAM instance he created but am not a user ...
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How does someone restrict read rights to certain user attributes on Active Directory?

We use this code to query an ADAM instance. DirectoryEntry adRoot = new DirectoryEntry(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["LdapConnectionString"].ToString()); DirectorySearcher adSearch = new ...
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Can you upgrade Windows Server 2003 SP2 to Server 2003 R2 with ADAM already installed?

I have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine with IIS and ADAM SP1. Our software vendor is now requiring windows server 2003 R2 for it's next version and I'm wondering if I will have any issues running ...
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What's the best way to remotely admin MS ADAM?

I am setting up a new MS ADAM instance on a Win 2003 server. I want to be able to manager users and groups from my own Win Xp/7 workstations. What's the best tool for doing this? Is there a way to ...
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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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AD tool for searching and manipulating

My company uses Micorosoft Active Directory Application Mode in one of our applications. Some times i have to look inside to find if things are stored properly. So i have to be able to search and ...
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Backup and Restore ADAM database

I was trying to backup and restore an ADAM database to a different server the other day. I copied all files under "Program Files/Microsoft ADAM" folder to the same path in the destination server and ...
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LDIF error

Im having problems applying an ldif file to my Adam instance. I'm receiving an error claiming "Invalid DN Syntax". Ive used the file before and therefore believe the DNs to be acceptable. Here is an ...
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How do I (or is it possible) to configure SSL Certificates for ADAM to self-renew

I have an environment of Windows Server 2003 machines that are running ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode) over SSL. The SSL certificates that are installed on the machines are created using our ...