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Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2


Synchronizes objects from Active Directory to an Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) instance.


adamsync [/?] [/l] [/d configuration_dn] [/i input_file] [/download configuration_dn output_file] [/export configuration_dn output_file] [/sync configuration_dn] [/reset configuration_dn] [/mai configuration_dn] [/fs configuration_dn] [/ageall configuration_dn] [/so configuration_dn object_dn] [/passPrompt]


Displays command-line options.

/l or /list
Displays all available configurations of Active Directory to ADAM Synchronizer.

/d or /delete configuration_dn
Deletes the specified configuration.

/i or /install input_file
Installs the configuration contained in the specified input file.

/download configuration_dn output_file
Creates an output file in XML containing the specified configuration.

/export configuration_dn output_file
Saves the current configuration to the specified output file.

/sync configuration_dn
Synchronizes the specified configuration.

/reset configuration_dn
Resets the replication cookie of the specified configuration.

/mai configuration_dn
Configures the specified configuration as the authoritative instance.

/fs configuration_dn
Performs a full replication synchronization for the specified configuration.

/ageall configuration_dn
Performs an aging run for the specified configuration.

/so configuration_dn object_dn
Performs a replication synchronization for the specified object in the specified configuration. Use the distinguished name of the object.

Prompts for user credentials.

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Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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