Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service that provides data storage and retrieval support for directory-enabled applications, without the dependencies that are required for the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Multiple instances of AD LDS can be run concurrently on a single computer, with an independently managed schema for each AD LDS instance.
Steps for getting started with AD LDS
The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for setting up AD LDS. These sections provide both graphical user interface (GUI) and command-line methods for backing up and restoring AD LDS, where applicable.
- Step 1: Install the AD LDS Server Role
- Click Start, and then click Server Manager.
- In the console tree, right-click Roles, and then click Add Roles.
- Review the information on the Before You Begin page of the Add Roles Wizard, and then click Next.
- On the Select Server Roles page, in the Roles list, select the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services check box, and then click Next.
- Finish adding the AD LDS server role by following the instructions in the wizard.
- Step 2: Practice Working with AD LDS Instances
- Create a new AD LDS instance
- Import data into an AD LDS instance
- Step 3: Practice Using AD LDS Administration Tools
- Start, stop, and restart an AD LDS instance
- Use the ADSI Edit administration tool
- Use the Ldp.exe administration tool
- Use the Schema snap-in as an AD LDS administration tool
- Use the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in as an AD LDS administration tool
- Create an LDIF file with ADSchemaAnalyzer
- Synchronize with AD DS
- Step 4: Practice Managing AD LDS Organizational Units, Groups, and Users
- Create an OU
- Create an AD LDS group
- Create an AD LDS user
- Add or remove members to or from an AD LDS group
- Disable or enable AD LDS user accounts
- Step 5: Practice Working with Application Directory Partitions
- Create an application directory partition
- Delete an application directory partition
- Step 6: Practice Managing Authorization
- View permissions
- Grant permissions
- Deny permissions
- Step 7: Practice Managing Authentication
- Set a password for an AD LDS security principal
- Bind as an AD LDS security principal
- Bind as a Windows security principal
- Bind through an AD LDS proxy object
- Step 8: Practice Managing Configuration Sets
- Create an AD LDS replica instance
- Configure a replication schedule
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