Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services for Windows7

AD LDS is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service that provides flexible support for directory-enabled applications, without the dependencies that are required for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). AD LDS provides much of the same functionality as AD DS, but it does not require the deployment of domains or domain controllers. In environments where AD DS exists, AD LDS can use AD DS for the authentication of Windows security principals. You can run multiple instances of AD LDS concurrently on a single computer, and have an independently managed schema for each AD LDS instance.

Installing AD LDS

  1. Download AD LDS for Windows 7.
  2. Run the downloaded AD LDS file to install the AD LDS binaries.
  3. Refer to the following instructions for installing AD LDS instances:
    1. Create a new AD LDS instance: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=177373
    2. Create a replica AD LDS instance: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=177371
    3. Perform an unattended install of an AD LDS instance: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=177375

Get AD LDS  Here