Is connecting to AD on Windows Server 2008 supported with ILM 2007? Is PCNS supported as well?

In the last couple of days I have received the same question from people both within Microsoft as well as partners and customers regarding support for Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) on Windows Server 2008 as a connected directory in ILM 2007. The other popular topic has been if we support running the Password Change Notification Service on ADDS as well.

The answer: Yes,

  • We have tested and support the Active Directory Management Agent in ILM 2007 FP1 connecting to AD DS on Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit). This includes the Active Directory Application Mode Management Agent connecting to AD Lightweight Directory Service instances as well.

  • We have also tested and support installing the PCNS component on ADDS on Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64bit). One caveat - we have not tested and do not support the PCNS component on ADDS running on Windows Server 2008 Server Core.

  • See previous post on this blog for more details about the support for Windows Server 2008 as a platform to install ILM 2007 FP1 on.

Hope this helps

/ Brjann Brekkan
Technical Product Manager - Identity Management
Identity and Security Business Group , Microsoft Corp

ps. The FAQ on the ILM 2007 Product page will get updated as well to clarify this  (

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