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Disable or enable an ADAM user

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

To disable or enable an ADAM user

  1. Open ADAM ADSI Edit.

  2. Connect and bind to an ADAM instance.

  3. Browse to the ADAM user that you want to disable or enable, right-click that user, and then click Properties.

  4. In Attributes, click msDS-UserAccountDisabled, and then click Edit.

  5. Do one of the following, and then click OK:

    • To disable the ADAM user, click True.

    • To enable the ADAM user, click either False or Not set.


  • To open the ADAM ADSI Edit snap-in, click Start, point to All Programs, point to ADAM, and then click ADAM ADSI Edit.

  • To connect and bind to an ADAM instance using ADAM ADSI Edit, see Related Topics.

  • By default, an ADAM user is enabled when the user is created. However, if you assign a new ADAM user a password that does not meet the password policy restrictions in effect on the local server or domain, that ADAM user will be disabled by default. This note does not apply to ADAM instances running on Windows XP Professional. For more information, see Related Topics.

  • If the ADAM user that you want to disable or enable is currently logged on to the ADAM instance, that user must log off for the new setting to take effect.

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