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Requirements for ADAM

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

Before you start using the procedures in this guide, do the following regarding system requirements:

  • Have available at least one test computer on which you can install ADAM. For the purposes of following the exercises in this guide, you can install ADAM on computers running any of the following operating systems:

    • Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition

    • Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition

    • Windows Server 2003 R2, Datacenter Edition

    The computer must have 50 MB free disk space.

    You can also run ADAM on computers running Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows Server 2003. The ADAM version that runs on these operating systems is available at "Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Application Mode" on the Microsoft Web site (

  • If you have not already done so, download this guide along with lab files that are required to complete all the exercises. This guide and the accompanying lab files are available at ADAM Step-by-Step Guide on the Microsoft Web site (

  • Log on with an administrator account.

  • For the purposes of this guide, you can install replica ADAM instances on your first test computer, or you can install them on a second computer, if you have one available.

  • If you previously installed an earlier version of ADAM, you must uninstall the earlier version from the computer before installing the new version of ADAM.

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