Start, Stop, or Restart an AD LDS Instance

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

An Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance runs as a service. Therefore, you can start, stop, and restart an AD LDS instance by using the same methods as you use for other services that run on Windows Server 2008. You can use this procedure to start, stop, or restart and AD LDS instance.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

Start, stop, or restart an AD LDS instance

  • Using the graphical user interface

  • Using the command prompt

To start, stop, or restart an AD LDS instance by using the graphical user interface (GUI)

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Manager.

  2. In the console tree, double-click Roles, and then click Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

  3. In the details pane, in the System Services list, click the AD LDS instance that you want to manage.

  4. Click Start, Stop, or Restart.

Note

By default, an AD LDS instance is configured to start automatically.

To start or stop an AD LDS instance by using a command prompt

  1. To open a command prompt, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To start an AD LDS instance, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

      net start <instance_name>

      Where <instance_name> represents the AD LDS instance that you want to start.

    • To stop an AD LDS instance, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

      net stop <instance_name>

      Where <instance_name> represents the AD LDS instance that you want to stop.

Note

You cannot pause or restart an AD LDS instance from a command prompt. For more information about the net command, type net /? at a command prompt.