2.1 Active Directory Prerequisites

NOTE:The domain functional level for Active Directory driver is supported on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Also, we recommend that the server hosting the Active Directory driver be a member of the Active Directory domain. This is required to provision Exchange mailboxes and synchronize passwords. If you don’t require these features, the server can be a member of any domain as long as the Simple (simple bind) authentication mode is used. To have bidirectional password synchronization, the Negotiate authentication option must be selected.

If you want to synchronize with an ADAM instance, see Section B.0, Configuring the Driver for Use with an ADAM (AD LDS) Instance for more information.

If you want to synchronize Exchange accounts, see Section C.0, Provisioning Exchange Accounts.