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Start, Stop, or Restart an AD LDS Instance

Updated: December 30, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

An Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance runs as a service. Therefore, you can start, stop, and restart an AD LDS instance using the same methods as you use for other services running on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

Starting, stopping, or restarting an AD LDS instance

To start, stop, or restart an AD LDS instance using the graphical user interface

  1. Open Server Manager.

  2. In the console tree, double-click Roles , and then click Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services .

  3. In the details pane, in the System Services list, click the AD LDS instance that you want to manage.

  4. Click Start , Stop , or Restart .

Additional considerations

  • To open the Server Manager snap-in, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Server Manager .

  • By default, an AD LDS instance is configured to start automatically.

To start or stop an AD LDS instance using a command prompt

  1. Open a command prompt.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To start an AD LDS instance, at the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

      net startinstance_name

      where instance_name represents the AD LDS instance that you want to start.

    • To stop an AD LDS instance, at the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

      net stop   instance_name

      where instance_name represents the AD LDS instance that you want to stop.

Additional considerations

  • To open a command prompt, click Start , right-click Command Prompt , and then click Run as administrator .

  • You cannot pause or resume an AD LDS instance from a command prompt.

  • By default, an AD LDS instance is configured to start automatically.

  • For more information about the net command, type net /? at a command prompt or see Help and Support.

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