Configuring and running ADAMSync for the first time

So now that our ADAM schema is ready, we can go ahead and start configuring ADAMSync.We need to do three things to get ADAMSync running at this point:1) Modify the XML file. The XML file is used as the configuration point for ADAMSync, so we’ll tweak this file to have the settings we desire.2) Install the XML…

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Gotta get the schema right first

Before trying to synchronize much of anything, we need to make sure the required schema elements are in place.NOTE: I would estimate that around a third of all questions I’ve received on ADAMSync came back to schema problems. It is critically important that the schema be configured properly.For ADAMSync to properly synchronize your data, there…

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ADAMSync in R2 – a new sync option

Welcome R2 RC0! As you might have heard, it’s hit the streets. With R2 comes the latest version of ADAM.ADAM has been a download from Microsoft.com since 2003. Since that time, based in part on customer feedback, the decision was made to bundle ADAM in to the OS as an optional install. For those of…


AWE in WOW64 on x64

Here in the EEC, was asked a good question the other day, thought I’d pass it along. So the scenario is that the engagement in question was to run SQL 2000 SP4 on a box running Win2k3 x64 Enterprise Edition. The server had a good chunk of RAM (I think 8GB, but it might have…

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Another random AD change in SP1

The other day over on activedir it was mentioned that in SP1 we added sidHistory to the list of attributes preserved on tombstones. I thought I’d mention this here, and provide some clarity around what actually changed, since there was some confusion around what we did and how we did it.In looking at tombstone reanimation,…

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On identity futures….

Kim Cameron has been blogging up a storm on identity futures in MS products. It’s always interesting to think in to the future. Most of my work focuses around today and today++, not nearly as much in to the distant future, but I’m glad someone is looking out there. 🙂InfoCard is a super interesting product…


I had no idea Jim was blogging

I just learned that Jim Johnson is blogging. Very cool indeed. I’m a fan of that team’s work.I had the pleasure of meeting Jim not too long ago, and was really impressed with what that team is up to.Jim recently blogged about some of their Longhorn work. Extending transactions to file system operations is just…


A little iSCSI time

Over on the EEC blog I just posted that I’ll be working with iSCSI some. This is a new area for me, one I’m not really all that familiar with. Quite honestly, I’m not much of a hardware guy, so I suspect I’ll be asking the hardware guys for help. 🙂But I am a software…


Go from 32bit Windows to 64bit for no cost? Really?

Today we put out this page which talks about upgrading to the x64 Windows. Here’s the best part: The Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Technology Advancement Program enables customers who have purchased Windows XP Professional (32-bit) to exchange it for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. You will need to have an x64 processor (the AMD…

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Has anyone run AD (or ADAM) where the db and logs are on an iSCSI device?

Over on his blog, my mgr Bryce mentions the new iSCSI evaluation going on here in the EEC. I for one don’t really understand iSCSI at all. I’m not a hardware guy. 🙂However, I do like to talk about directory performance, and I’ve never seen either AD or ADAM deployed on an iSCSI device. I am…