Management Agent for Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Use the management agent for Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) to synchronize data on a server running ADAM.


Available in Identity Integration Feature Pack for Microsoft® Windows Server™ Active Directory® (IIFP)


Management agent type


Supported connected data source versions

  • Windows Server 2003 ADAM

  • Windows Server 2000 ADAM

MIIS 2003 features supported

  • Full Import.

  • Delta Import

  • Export

Schema Information

The schema is generated based on the dynamic discovery of the data source by the management agent. When you refresh the schema for this management agent, the connected data source schema is rediscovered, the current management agent schema is updated, and Management Agent Designer starts. In the Management Agent Designer, you can correct any inconsistencies that were introduced by the updated schema, such as deleted object types or deleted attributes.


  • If the server that is running Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) contains multiple partitions, create a management agent for each partition that you want to synchronize.

  • ADAM requires that you set up a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection between the client and server when you set passwords. For more information, see article 321051, "How to Enable LDAP over SSL with a Third-Party Certification Authority," ( in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

  • To detect changes to the ADAM application partitions, you need the Replicate Directory Changes permission. For more information, see article 303972, "How to grant the "Replicating Directory Changes" permission for the Microsoft Metadirectory Services ADMA service account" ( in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

See Also


Management Agents in MIIS 2003