Q. How can I create an object under Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)?

A. Because ADAM is primarily used by applications, each application that uses an ADAM instance typically creates and manages the objects within it. However, you can use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) ADAM ADSI Edit tool to create objects, although doing so on a large scale isn't advisable because it's time-consuming. To use the ADAM ADSI Edit tool to create objects, perform these steps:

  1. Start the ADAM ADSI Edit tool.
  2. Right-click the ADAM ADSI Edit root in the treeview pane and select "Connect to."
  3. Enter a connection name and leave the server name as localhost and the port as 389 (unless you changed the port during installation).
  4. Under "Connect to the following node," select the "Distinguished name (DN) or naming context" option and enter the partition name.
  5. Right-click the partition name or a container within it and select New, Object from the context menu, which the figure at Figure shows.
  6. A dialog box appears that contains a list of the available object types you can create. (The list contents vary depending on which LDAP Data Interchange Format--LDIF--files you loaded into ADAM.) Select an object type (e.g., user) and click Next.
  7. Enter the object's name (i.e., the cn value)--for example, John Savill--and click Next.
  8. You can now either click Finish or click More Attributes, which lets you set values for optional attributes. Set any attributes as required, then click Finish.
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