Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode

Last week we stepped through the installation of Microsoft Active

Directory Application Mode (ADAM). Today we look at some of the common

administrative tasks within ADAM and how to perform them.

After you complete the installation of ADAM, you will notice a number of

new utilities that are installed.

ADSI Edit - Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for general ADAM

administration, including replication scheduling.

ADAM Schema - MMC snap-in for administration of the ADAM schema.

Adamsetup - Command that launches the ADAM Setup Wizard and, through

command-line parameters, that can be used to perform unattended ADAM

installs.

Csvde - Command-line tool for importing and exporting directory

contents, such as schema definitions and directory objects, that are

stored as comma-separated value (.csv) files.

Dsmgmt - Command-line tool for general ADAM administration.

Dsacls - Command-line tool for displaying and changing permissions

(access control entries (ACEs)) in the access control list (ACL) of

objects in ADAM.

Dsdbutil - Command-line tool for managing ADAM database (.dit) files.

Dsdiag - Command-line tool for general ADAM monitoring.

Ldifde - Command-line tool for importing and exporting directory

contents, such as schema definitions and directory objects, that are

stored as LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) files.

Ldp - Graphical user interface (GUI) tool for general administration of

a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service.

Repadmin - Command-line tool for monitoring replication.

Each of these utilities is explained in detail in the ADAM Help file

included in the installation of ADAM. You will quickly note that

routine tasks are not as easy as they are with Active Directory.

However, by using the import features or by programmatically updating

accounts and information in the ADAM instance, you will be able to

manage your ADAM installation much more easily.

What’s wrong? The new clean desk test
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies