Synchronizes objects from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to an instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).


Before you use this command, you must import the user class definitions that are contained in the MS-AdamSyncMetadata.LDF file. For more information, see Import the User Classes That Are Supplied with AD LDS.


adamsync [/?] [/l] [/d configuration_dn] [/i input_file] [/download configuration_dn output_file] [/export configuration_dn output_file] [/sync configuration_dn] [/reset configuration_dn] [/mai configuration_dn] [/fs configuration_dn] [/ageall configuration_dn] [/so configuration_dn object_dn] [/passPrompt]


Displays command-line options.
/l or /list
Displays all available configurations of AD DS to AD LDS Synchronizer.
/d or /delete configuration_dn
Deletes the specified configuration.
/i or /install input_file
Installs the configuration that is contained in the specified input file.
/download configuration_dn output_file
Creates an output file in XML that contains the specified configuration.
/export configuration_dn output_file
Saves the current configuration to the specified output file.
/sync configuration_dn
Synchronizes the specified configuration.
/reset configuration_dn
Resets the replication cookie of the specified configuration.
/mai configuration_dn
Configures the specified configuration as the authoritative instance.
/fs configuration_dn
Performs a full replication synchronization for the specified configuration.
/ageall configuration_dn
Performs an aging search for the specified configuration. An aging search determines—by searching for the AD LDS objects in AD DS—if the AD LDS objects in a configuration have been deleted in AD DS.
/so configuration_dn object_dn
Performs a replication synchronization for the specified object in the specified configuration. Use the distinguished name of the object.
Prompts for user credentials.

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