Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to export AD LDS schema

Working for a client I needed to stand up an LDAP client and create a new class and attributes.  It was about 35 new attributes and take take a while when you have to do each one manually.  Now it’s time to move it to QA.  There ain’t a whole lot out there for exporting LDAP schema and of course the old LDIFE was giving me grief.  So after more searching I stumbled on a TechNet article and there it was.

It’s already installed if you set up ADLDS.  Look in \windows\ADAM it’s called ADSchemaAnalyzer.  I think it’s purpose is to compare different schema, but it also exports them to LDIF – Sweet!

First ‘load target schema’, then ‘load base schema’  I don’t know why, I didn’t have time to find out.  Then walk the tree and you’ll see all the object classes and attributes.  Now if you created an object class and new attributes just for that object, just select the new object class and the attributes will come along automatically.


Now Create LDIF file and away you go.  Very awesome!

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