Step 4: Set a Default Instance Name for AD LDS Instances

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Follow this procedure to manage the AD LDS instance by using ADSI Edit.

To manage the AD LDS instance

  1. Open ADSI Edit. (Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click ADSI Edit.)

  2. In the console tree, right-click ADSI Edit and then click Connect to. This opens the Connection Settings dialog box.

    • Under Connection Point, select the Select a well known Naming Context option, and then select Configuration from the drop-down menu.

    • Under Computer, choose the Select or type a domain or server option, and then type the following in the text box:



This example uses the default LDAP port number 389. If you specified a different port number in the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Setup Wizard, use that value instead.

When you are finished, click **OK**. ADSI Edit refreshes to display the new connection.
  1. In the resulting tree, under the Configuration node, click CN=Configuration, click CN=Sites, click CN=Default-First-Site-Name, click CN=Servers, click CN=server1$ nfsadldsinstance, and then click CN=NTDS Settings.

  2. Right-click CN=NTDS Settings, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Properties dialog box, click msDs-DefaultNamingContext, and then click Edit.

  4. In the String Attribute Editor, in the Value text box, type CN=nfsadldsinstance,dc=server1, and then click OK.

  5. Close ADSI Edit.