Chapter 14. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

Of the five Active Directory technologies available in Windows Server 2008 R2, the one that most resembles Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS). That’s because AD LDS is really nothing more than a subset of AD DS functionality. Both use the same core code, and both provide a very similar feature set.

AD LDS, formerly called Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), is a technology that is designed to support directory-enabled applications on an application-by-application basis without requiring modification of the database schema of your network operating system (NOS) directory running on AD DS. AD LDS is a boon to administrators ...

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