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  • Blog Post: Using LDIFDE to Perform Post-Migration Clean-up Tasks

    Hi, Rusty here to discuss a recent problem that we resolved using the export and import features of Ldifde.exe . During the usability testing phase of an inter-forest migration to a new forest of the same name, our customer discovered that smart card users in the new forest could not logon. They were...
  • Blog Post: AD LDS Schema Files Demystified

    Hi, Russell here. When installing Active Directory Lightweight Domain Services (AD LDS) instances, it is quite possible to paint oneself into a corner rather quickly. That’s because LDS comes with minimal schema definitions. To truly make LDS useful to your applications, one must have an understanding...
  • Blog Post: It’s our turn to ask you a question

    Hi. Russell here. Scott and I are in the pre-production stages for a series of AskDS podcasts and video “How To’s.” We’d like your input on the content that will help you the most. As an example, we’ve been tasked with providing a video demo of Metadata cleanup. I bet you were not aware that there is...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO: Export the Configuration Container in ADAM & AD LDS Using LDIFDE

    Hi, Russell here. I’m a member of the Microsoft Texas Directory Services Team. I specialize in all things LDAP, with particular focus on 3 rd Party LDAP Client interop, ADAM & AD LDS, Directory Service Schemas, Indexing, and LDAP Query Performance Tuning. We recently had a customer who had "inherited...
  • Blog Post: AskDS is 12,614,400,000,000,000 shakes old

    It’s been four years and 591 posts since AskDS reached critical mass. You’d hope our party would look like this:  But it’s more likely to be: Without you, we’d be another of those sites that glow red hot, go supernova, then collapse into a white dwarf . We really appreciate your comments, questions...