install, configure AD LDS, Apache Directory Studio

     install AD LDS role      connect to your instance in ADSI Edit      create new container and admin user ADSI Edit      set msDS-UserAccountDisabled to FALSE in ADSI Edit in object properties      add admin user to Administrators role in object properties      connect and manage with LDAP […]

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create container objects in Active Directory

  Open adsiedit.msc and navigate to schema partition   Select Cn=Schema,CN=Configuration, DC=domain,DC=com in left plane   In right plane, look for cn=contianer object and go to it’s properties   Change the value of defaultHidingValue to FALSE

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basic steps of synchronizing AD LDS instance with AD Domain Controller

synchronizing AD LDS instance with Active Directory Domain Controller install ad lds role create LDS instance with schema elements MS-InetOrgPerson.LDF, MS-User.LDF, MS-UserProxy.LDF add additional schema elements (MS-AdamSchemaW2K8.LDF, MS-AdamSyncMetadata.LDF) using ldifde command create copy of MS-AdamSyncConf.XML edit MS-AdamSyncConf.XML install MS-AdamSyncConf.XML using adamsync synchronize with domain controller and adamsync   nice: http://sharepoint.nauplius.net/2012/01/sharepoint-2010-and-active-directory-lightweight-directory-services-better-together/

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import picture into Active Directory

it’s as simple as that: Start a powershell on your AD and run the following: $photo = [byte[]](Get-Content C:picturesoddvar.jpg -Encoding byte) Set-ADUser oddvar -Replace @{thumbnailPhoto=$photo} For more details: http://msitpros.com/?p=1036

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