The case of the big AD LDS database

recently we were working with customers, who did run into issues where the AD LDS database grew very large and they ended up with a full disc on System Drive. The AD LDS database files can be found in %windir%\ADAM. The file which did grow quite big is the adamntds.dit. The AD LDS on TMG…


Resolving TMG Array Join Failures - Reporting Server Leftovers

Introduction Forefront TMG 2010 provides an enhanced array management feature known as array join / disjoin.  This article describes a problem that may be encountered as a result of a failure during this process, the solution you can apply as well as a discussion of how and why this problem occurs.   The Problem You…


Troubleshooting ERROR: Setup failed to install ADAM.rn (0x80074e46) and 0x80070643 while trying to install TMG 2010

  Introduction Consider a situation where the TMG Administrator was getting an error while trying to install TMG 2010 RTM Standard Edition Server on a domain joined Windows 2008 R2 Server. The error message was: Setup failed to install ADAM.\r\n (0x80074e46) The interesting part of this problem was that even after reinstalling the Operating System…


ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Installation fails with ADAM error: 0x800b010e

Introduction Consider a scenario where administrator is trying to install ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition. During ADAM installation, the setup failed with an error message “setup failed to install ADAM”. The following details describe the setup: the operating system in use during this installation was Windows Server 2003 R2 and due to the security requirements…