LDAP - LDP Client (Windows)

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1 - About

You can search in a Ldap application as in Windows - Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) using LDP, which is included in Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 and Windows® 2000 Server support tools. This client LDAP tool gives you the ability to not only search the domain container, but also the Configuration container.

3 - How to

3.1 - Install it

Installing LDP is easy. From the CD \support\tools, double click suptools.msi.

3.2 - Make a LDAP connection

  • You first would open LDP and connect to a valid domain controller.

  • Then you need to bind using appropriate credentials.

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3.3 - Show the tree

  • Select View, and then select Tree. Leave the Base DN field blank, and click OK. Navigate to the container that you want to search, right-click the container, and select Search.

Tree:
Level 1 --------------------------- DC=HotITem, DC=local             
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Level 2 ----------------- CN=Users, DC=HotITem, DC=local 
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Level 3 ---- CN=test user CN=Users, DC=HotITem, DC=local

3.4 - Search in the tree

To search with LDP, just click on a branch of tree. Select the scope and enter a filter that has this Filter syntax.

For instance, to search a CN that contains nico:

Ldp performs a ldap_search_s.

***Searching...
ldap_search_s(ld, "DC=HotITem,DC=local", 2, "(cn=*nico*)", attrList,  0, &msg)
Result <0>: (null)
Matched DNs: 
Getting 1 entries:
>> Dn: CN=Gerard\, Nicolas,OU=Data Insight,OU=HotITem,OU=Users,OU=Beheer,DC=HotITem,DC=local
	4> objectClass: top; person; organizationalPerson; user; 
	1> cn: Gerard, Nicolas; 
	1> description: Nicolas Gerard; 
	1> distinguishedName: CN=Gerard\, Nicolas,OU=Data Insight,OU=HotITem,OU=Users,OU=Beheer,DC=HotITem,DC=local; 
	1> name: Gerard, Nicolas; 
	1> canonicalName: HotITem.local/Beheer/Users/HotITem/Data Insight/Gerard, Nicolas; 
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