Synchronize Data from Active Directory to an ADAM Instance

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

Active Directory to ADAM Synchronizer is a command-line tool that synchronizes data from an Active Directory forest to a configuration set of an ADAM instance.

To synchronize data from Active Directory to an ADAM instance

  1. Open an ADAM tools command prompt.

  2. At the command prompt, type:

    adamsync /install server name**:**port .xml file name


  • To open an ADAM tools command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to ADAM, and then click ADAM Tools Command Prompt.

  • The following table contains the parameters in step 2 and other commonly used adamsync parameters. For more information about adamsync parameters, type adamsync /? at a command prompt, or see Related Topics.

    Parameter Description


    Displays command-line options.

    /l or /list

    Displays all available configurations of Active Directory to ADAM 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 containing 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 run for the specified configuration.

    /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.

  • For specific information about importing the user class definitions that are supplied with ADAM, see Related Topics.

  • For complete syntax information for the adamsync command, see Related Topics.

  • You must have Read or Dirsync access to the objects or partitions in the Active Directory forest that you want to synchronize.

  • You must have full control of an application directory partition on an ADAM instance to run this command.

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