Installing ADAM

Installing ADAM


You want to install a new instance of ADAM.


Using a graphical user interface

To install ADAM on a Windows Server 2003 R2 server, do the following:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.

  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  3. Select Active Directory Services, and click Details.

  4. Place a checkmark next to Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). Click OK and then Next to continue.

  5. If prompted, provide the path to the Windows Server 2003 R2 Disc 2 media.

  6. Click Finish when all files have copied.

To install ADAM on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, do the following:

  1. Double-click on the ADAM installer. Click Next to begin.

  2. After reading the License Agreement, select the radio button next to "I agree" and click Next.

  3. Click Finish when all files have copied.

Using a command-line interface

To perform a silent install of ADAM, use the following syntax:

	> <ADAM Installer File> /q

The /q switch is not supported by the ADAM installer that is included with R2; to perform an unattended install of an ADAM instance on R2, see Recipe 19.2 and Recipe 19.3.


At its most basic level, an ADAM installation will simply copy the necessary program files and DLLs to the machine in question without creating an ADAM instance or performing any other configuration steps. This can be useful if you want to include ADAM as part of a base image that you deploy to your application developers, while allowing them to create their own ADAM instances and configuration sets as they see fit. By using the /q switch on the ADAM installation file, you can deploy it during Windows setup or through an automated batch file.

If the ADAM installation encounters any errors, these will be logged in the %windir%\Debug\adamsetup.log file.

See Also

Recipe 19.2, Recipe 19.3, MS KB 840991 (Active Directory Application Mode Does Not Function Correctly in Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP), MSDN: About Active Directory Application Mode [ADAM], and Chapter 18 of Active Directory, Third Edition, by Joe Richards et al. (O'Reilly)

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