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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Installing and Configuring Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service

AD LDS is implemented in Windows Server 2008 as a server role. To install the server role, use Server Manager to add the role. To install the server role on a Windows Server 2008 computer running Server Core, run the start /w ocsetup DirectoryServices-ADAM-ServerCore command. During the role installation, you do not need to make any installation decisions other than choosing to install the role. To install AD LDS, your user account must be a member of the local Administrators group.

AD LDS Overview

AD LDS is designed specifically to provide directory services for directory-enabled applications. A directory-enabled application uses a directory rather than (or in addition to) ...

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