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Allow anonymous LDAP binding to an ADAM instance

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

To allow anonymous LDAP binding to an ADAM instance

  1. Open ADAM ADSI Edit.

  2. Connect and bind to the configuration directory partition of the ADAM instance on which you want to allow anonymous Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) binding.

  3. In the console tree, double-click the configuration directory partition (CN=Configuration,CN={GUID}), double-click the services container (CN=Services), double-click the Windows NT container (CN=Windows NT), right-click the directory service container (CN=Directory Service), and then click Properties.

  4. In Attributes, click dsHeuristics, and then click Edit.

  5. In Value, modify the value of the seventh character in the attribute (counting from the left) to 2, as follows:


  6. Click OK twice.


  • 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.

  • ADAM does not allow anonymous LDAP binding by default.

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