When you disable and enable an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) user, you control whether that user can bind to the AD LDS directory. You use the ADSI Edit snap-in to disable and enable AD LDS users.
Membership in the Administrators group of the AD LDS instance is the minimum required to complete this procedure. By default, the security principal that you specify as the AD LDS administrator during AD LDS setup becomes a member of the Administrators group in the configuration partition. For more information about AD LDS groups, see Understanding AD LDS Users and Groups.
|To disable or enable an AD LDS user|
Open ADSI Edit.
Connect and bind to an AD LDS instance. For more information, see Use ADSI Edit to Manage an AD LDS Instance.
Browse to the AD LDS user that you want to disable or enable, right-click that user, and then click Properties.
In Attributes, click msDS-UserAccountDisabled, and then click Edit.
Do one of the following, and then click OK:
- To disable the AD LDS user, click
- To enable the AD LDS user, click either
False or Not set.
- To disable the AD LDS user, click True.
- To open ADSI Edit, on a computer with
the AD LDS server role installed, click Start, click
Administrative Tools, and then click
- By default, an AD LDS user is enabled
when the user is created. However, if you assign a new AD LDS
user a password that does not meet the password policy restrictions
in effect on the local server or domain, that AD LDS user will
be disabled by default.
- If the AD LDS user that you want to
enable or disable is currently logged on to the AD LDS
instance, that user must log off for the new setting to take
- You can also perform the task in this
procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows
PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click
Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click
Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more
information, see Disable or Enable an AD LDS User (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=137816). For
more information about Windows PowerShell, see
Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).