Installation

If you want to use Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) on Windows 10 you will have to enable (install) it from the “Windows Features” dialog:

Control Panel \ Programs and Features \ Turn Windows features on or off:

 

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After the installation you can start the configuration of ADLDS by starting the "Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Setup Wizard":

 

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Found at: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Setup Wizard

 

 

 

 

Configuration

 

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Create User

To add users to the ADLDS you must start the ADSI Edit:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\ADSI Edit

 

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Now the user is created, you can set a password by using the “reset password” option.

Just right click on the user:

 

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4 Comments

  1. hi I did the all the steps right but when i am creating ADSI Connection Settings i get Error:
    ‘No Superior Reference has been configured for the directory service. The directory service is therefore unable to issue referrals to objects outside this forest.
    00020DG: SvcErr: DSID-031007ES, problem 5012 (DIR_Error), data 0

    Rushdy
  2. Hi Rushdy, have you figured out the cause? I got the same error. Someone mentioned Microsoft KB817872 can be used to configure superio reference however that KB is removed by Microsoft.

    blue
  3. For anyone following these instructions: On the two preceeding comments talking about superior reference, you need to put the full name. For example if you entered CN=MyLdap,DC=MyCompany,DC=com in the Create Directory Partition step, you need to put that entire thing in the connection settings. I got that error when I only entered the CN=MyLdap without the rest, and it resolved when I entered CN=MyLdap,DC=MyCompany,DC=com

    Matt
  4. Hi, re the above problem commented on re ‘superior reference’, this will happen if you have installed more than one instance of AD LDS. So you may have the partition correct (eg CN=MyPartition) BUT you need to qualify which instance of your LDS you are pointing at, by appending the server port number, eg localhost:50000 (rather than simply ‘localhost’, which will work when you initially only have a single instance.)

    Alan

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