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ADAM Step-by-Step Guide

Microsoft Corporation

Published: April 11, 2005

Author: Andrea Weiss

Editor: Jim Becker


This document is a step-by-step guide for Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).

The Active Directory® directory service in Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and in Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 is the fastest growing directory service for intranets and extranets, as a result of its rich integration of directory support and security, scalability, and native Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support. Active Directory in Windows Server 2003 builds on that success by supporting a number of new LDAP capabilities that are targeted for information technology (IT) professionals and applications developers. Active Directory Application Mode is one of these new capabilities. Organizations, independent software vendors (ISVs), and developers who want to integrate their applications with a directory service now have an additional capability in Active Directory that provides numerous benefits.

With this document, you will be able to set up Active Directory Application Mode and get it running quickly, so that you can explore some of its new and important features.

This document supports a preliminary release of a software product that may be changed substantially prior to final commercial release, and is the confidential and proprietary information of Microsoft Corporation. It is disclosed pursuant to a non-disclosure agreement between the recipient and Microsoft. This document is provided for informational purposes only and Microsoft makes no warranties, either express or implied, in this document. Information in this document, including URL and other Internet Web site references, is subject to change without notice. The entire risk of the use or the results from the use of this document remains with the user. Unless otherwise noted, the example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places, and events depicted herein are fictitious, and no association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, e-mail address, logo, person, place, or event is intended or should be inferred. Complying with all applicable copyright laws is the responsibility of the user. Without limiting the rights under copyright, no part of this document may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Microsoft Corporation.

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ADAM Step-by-Step Guide 1

Contents 5

Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying ADAM 7

Requirements for ADAM 7

Installing ADAM Using the Active Directory Application Mode Setup Wizard 8

If the Active Directory Application Mode Setup Wizard Fails 18

Viewing the ADAM Program Group 19

Using the ADAM Administration Tools 19

Stopping and Restarting an ADAM Instance 19

Using the ADAM ADSI Edit Administration Tool 20

Configuring the ADAM Schema Snap-in Administration Tool 25

Setting Up Application Data 28

Adding Optional User Classes to the ADAM Schema 28

Extending the ADAM Schema 29

Importing Application Data 30

Using an Application with ADAM 32

Querying Data with Windows Address Book 32

Managing OUs, Groups, and Users in ADAM 37

Creating OUs and Groups 37

Creating an ADAM User 40

Adding Users to Groups 42

Disabling and Enabling ADAM User Accounts 45

Managing Directory Partitions in ADAM 45

Connecting and Binding to an ADAM Instance Using Ldp.exe 46

Adding an Application Directory Partition 47

Deleting an Application Directory Partition 49

Managing Authorization in ADAM 52

Viewing Effective Permissions 52

Granting Permissions 53

Denying Permissions 54

Managing Authentication in ADAM 56

Binding as a Windows Principal 56

Setting the Password of an ADAM User 57

Binding as an ADAM Principal 59

Binding Through an ADAM Proxy Object 59

Backing Up and Restoring Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) 63

Backing Up an ADAM Instance 63

Removing an ADAM Instance 65

Restoring an ADAM Instance 65

Managing Configuration Sets 67

Installing a Replica Using the Active Directory Application Mode Setup Wizard 67

Installing a Replica from Media Using Unattended Install 69

Scheduling Replication 71

Forcing Immediate Replication of a Directory Partition 73

Administering ADAM Programmatically 74

Administering ADAM Programmatically Through Visual Basic Scripts 74

Administering ADAM Programmatically Through System.DirectoryServices.dll 76

Administering ADAM Proxy Objects Programmatically 77

Integrating ADAM with DSML Services for Windows 78

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