Selecting an application directory partition option
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
On the Application Directory Partition page, you can create a new application directory partition during setup for Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). An application directory partition holds data that is specific to one or more directory-enabled applications. The ADAM Setup Wizard does not require that you create an application directory partition. You can also create application directory partitions at any time after ADAM installation.
To select an application directory partition option
On the Application Directory Partition page, do one of the following, and then click Next:
Click No, do not create an application directory partition.
Click Yes, create an application directory partition, and then specify a distinguished name for the new partition. ADAM supports both X.500-style and Domain Name System (DNS)-style distinguished names. You can use any of the distinguished name attribute types in the following table when specifying an application partition in ADAM. You must include at least one attribute in the distinguished name that you specify.
Distinguished name attribute Type
- Click No, do not create an application directory partition.
If you want to add organizational unit (OU) containers in your application directory partition, limit the distinguished name that you specify to the following object classes: OU, C, O, and DC. By default, OUs can only be added under these object classes. For example, you can add an OU to o=Microsoft,c=US. You cannot add an OU to cn=test,o=Microsoft,c=US.
You can also create application directory partitions after ADAM installation. For more information, see Related Topics.