Connect to an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) Server

For this procedure, in Management Agent Designer, on the Connect to an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services page, you connect to a server running Active Directory. You must provide a server name, a user name and password with administrator rights, and a logon domain. Each time the management agent is run, it uses this information to log on to Active Directory to read or write to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services you specify. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the FIMSyncAdmins security group.

To connect to an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) server

  1. In Management Agent Designer, on the Connect to Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services page, in Server, type the complete name of the server you want to connect to, and then type a port number, user name, and password.

  2. In Configure Connection Options, click Options. Select one of the following:

    • To digitally sign and encrypt all communication with the server, click Sign and encrypt LDAP traffic.

    • To enable all communication with the server using Secure Sockets Layer, click Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for communications.

    • If Enable SSL for the Connection is selected, optionally select Enable Certificate Revocation List Checking.

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In Forest name, you must type the complete fully qualified forest name. For example, the complete fully qualified forest name for the Microsoft West coast sales forest is sales.westcoast.microsoft.com.

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The default value for Port is 389. If Enable SSL for the Connection is selected, then the default value for Port will be changed to 636. If the user has specified a value other than 389, then that value will remain unchanged.

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You are not required to install FIM on the server running Active Directory. You can install FIM and Active Directory on different servers.

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