Q. How can I add an Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) replica to an existing ADAM instance?

A. ADAM lets you replicate partitions between ADAM servers. Like trees in an AD forest, the ADAM servers must share a common configuration and schema to replicate a partition. To add a replica to an existing ADAM instance, perform the following steps:

  1. Double-click adamsetup.exe.
  2. At the "Welcome to the Active Directory Application Mode Setup Wizard" screen, click Next.
  3. Select the "I accept the terms in the license agreement" option and click Next.
  4. Under the installation options, select to install "ADAM and ADAM administration tools" and click Next.
  5. You can now select the type of instance to create--a new unique instance or a replica of an existing instance. Select the "A replica of an existing instance" option and click Next.
  6. Enter the instance name for this ADAM installation. This name, with the prefix ADAM_ appended to it, names the service--for example, if you enter the name portal1, the service name is ADAM_portal1. Click Next. To simplify matters, you might want to give this instance the same name as the instance you're replicating from.
  7. Next, you're asked to specify the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) ports to use. Enter you port numbers you want and click Next. For more information about LDAP ports, see the FAQ "How do I install Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)?"
  8. At the window that the figure at Figure shows, enter the existing server name and the number of its LDAP port that you want to join. (Specify a host or DNS name for the server name, not an IP address.) Click Next.
  9. You're asked for credentials to be used to add this ADAM instance to the existing configuration set. Either select the current logged-on account or enter an account to use; click Next.
  10. A list of partitions that are available on the existing ADAM server is displayed. Select the partitions you want to replicate and click Next.
  11. Proceed with the steps as if you're performing a unique ADAM installation, as described in "How do I install Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)?".
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