Change visibility in the directory...or lack there of (aka "what's the point of aging?")

I’m often asked about aging in adamsync so I thought I’d present the more general problem here for people to ponder. Hopefully this gives some context around the problem which aging in adamsync is supposed to address. Imagine you are writing a tool which sync’s changes out of AD. You (the person running this tool) have…

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Finding the lost&found container in S.DS.P...or anything that isn't ADSI really

I found myself writing a piece of C# which would go hunt for objects in lost&found today. This is a pretty straight forward task….find that container, pop in to it and search away. I usually do this by looking at the lost&found well known GUID (which is GUID_LOSTANDFOUND_CONTAINER_W in the platform SDK) then just crafting…

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Garbage collection & TSL warnings...why now?

I was recently pinged by a friend who is rolling out LH in their production environment. They were having an interesting issue where the LH DC showed these two events, in this order: (event log entries snipped some for brevity)   Log Name:      Directory Service Source:        NTDS General Event ID:      1859 Task Category: Garbage Collection…

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Large AD database? Probably not this large...

Over the last few months there have been a series of threads in regard to max <fill in the item here…there have been many> in a database. These items have ranged from database size to # of objects and other such things. I figured, after the latest thread over on activedir.og, I’d do a little…

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"VGA"-like drivers for networking

One of the things that has always impressed me about keyboard, mouse and monitor support is that it just works. That is, you can plug in almost any keyboard, mouse and monitor, on basically any video card, and it there is some level of support provided by your OS/BIOS/etc. Independent of the OS. Independent of…

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ADAMSync on pre-R2 systems

From the inbox….. <quote>You say the requirements are Win2003R2 with the ADAM installed from the R2 CD.Will your guides work for us aswell? Running Win2003 SP1 in AD-environment and our developers are running standard Windows XP with the ADAM downloaded from MS download site?</quote>Good question! From a technical perspective, pointing ADAMSync at a pre-R2 ADAM…

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ADAMSync can also transform users in to proxy users

Now that we have ADAMSync synchronizing our data over, we should probably investigate the most commonly asked for transformation: proxy user transformation.When we introduced proxy bind in ADAM RTM, customers seemed to really connect with the semantic. If anything, I’d argue we have customers overusing proxy bind! But that’s a conversation for another day.However, the…

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Synchronizing only the attributes you really want

In our previous ADAMSync runs we synchronized all attributes except those in the <exclude> tags. This is probably ok for our tinkering, but in a real scenario, you might want to consider picking those you want instead of getting everything but those you say not to.Why? Well, consider the costs. If you synchronize everything, you’re…

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Syncing to our OU=SyncTargetOU NC instead

Earlier in this series of posts I changed our sync target from form “OU=” to “DC=”. This was done to carefully skirt around a small issue. Now with our new found knowledge of logging in ADAMSync, let’s give it another try.So let’s go ahead in to our previous config file and change this line:     <target-dn>dc=SyncTargetDC</target-dn> To…

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Getting a log from ADAMSync

Over the course of the next few posts we’re going to start modifying all sorts of things in the configuration. Depending upon the particulars of your environment this might or might not pan out. 🙂 As such, we should probably take a quick look at the logging available before we break anything too badly.When you…

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