Unattended Ad Lds Instance Creation

You can also perform unattended AD LDS instance creations . For example, you must use an unattended instance creation process on a Server Core installation because there is no GUI to run the wizard. You can also use unattended instance creation when you need to create an instance for a distributed application on multiple servers . Make sure you prepare all the prerequisites for the instance as described in the "Preparing to Create an AD LDS Instance" section earlier in this lesson.

The %SystemRoot%\ADAM folder includes an additional command, adaminstall.exe, which you can use to perform unattended instance setups . As with the dcpromo.exe command, this command requires a text file as input for the creation of the instance . You can run adaminstall.exe on either a full installation or Server Core . Your first step is to create a text file by using the following template:

[ADAMInstall]

InstallType=Unique

InstanceName=InstanceName

LocalLDAPPortToListenOn=PortNumiber

LocalSSLPortToListenOn=PortNumiber

NewApplicationPartitionToCreate=PartitionName

DataFilesPath=D:\ADAMInstances\InstanceName\Data

LogFilesPath=D:\ADAMInstances\InstanceName\Data

ServiceAccount=DomainorMachineName\AccountName

ServicePassword=Password

Administrator=DomainorMachineName\GroupName

ImportLDIFFiles="LDIFFilename1" "LDIFFilename2" "LDIFFilename3" SourceUserName=DomainorMachineName\AccountName SourcePassword=Password

You must replace all the items in italics with the appropriate values, save the file in the %SystemRoot%\ADAM folder, and name it with the name of the instance you want to create.

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