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Connecting to the View ADAM Database (2012377)

Purpose

This article provides steps to connect to the View ADAM database.

Resolution

Note: Ensure to take a complete backup of the ADAM database before proceeding. For more information, see Performing an end-to-end backup and restore for View Manager (1008046).

Windows Server 2003

To connect to the View ADAM database:
  1. Log in to one of the View Connection Servers as the domain administrator.
  2. Click Start > Programs > ADAM > ADAM ADSI Edit.
  3. In the console window, right-click ADAM ADSI Edit and Click Connect to.
  4. Under Connection name, type View ADAM Database.
  5. Under Server name ensure localhost is selected.
  6. Under Port ensure 389 is entered.
  7. Under Connect to the following node, Select Distinguished name (DN) or naming context.
  8. In the field under Distinguished name (DN) or naming context type:

    dc=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int

  9. Click OK.
  10. Click View ADAM Database [localhost:389] to expand.
  11. Click DC=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int to expand.

Windows Server 2008

To connect to the View ADAM database:
  1. Log in to one of the View Connection Servers as Domain Administrator.
  2. Click Start > Administrative Tools > ADSI Edit.
  3. In the console window, right-click ADSI Edit and Click Connect to.
  4. In the Name field type:

    View ADAM Database

  5. Select Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context.
  6. In the field below Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context, type:

     dc=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int

  7. Select Select or type a domain or server.
  8. In the field below Select or type a domain or server, type:

     localhost:389

  9. Click OK.
  10. Click View ADAM Database [localhost:389] to expand.
  11. Click DC=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int to expand.

Note: If you are unable to connect using dc=vdi,dc=vmware,dc=int, try using dc=vdi;dc=vmware;dc=int.

See Also

Update History

06/27/2012 - Added View Manager 5.1 to products. 07/11/2012 - Added note to try connecting using dc=vdi;dc=vmware;dc=int 05/19/2103 - Added a line in Resolution section referencing an end to end back up before performing any change on ADAM database. 06/10/2013 - Added the latest product release

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