Registering change notification with Active Directory using C#

There are three ways of figuring out things that have changed in Active Directory (or ADAM).  These have been documented for some time over at MSDN in the aptly titled “Overview of Change Tracking Techniques”.

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ESCAPING SPECIAL CHARS IN LDAP SEARCH FILTERS

When programming against any LDAP backend, it’s good to sanitize any user input that may go into a search filter. A typical case is authentication (login or single sing-on) applications, where an input username or email must be used to resolve a user’s distinct name (DN) in the LDAP directory. Continue reading “ESCAPING SPECIAL CHARS IN LDAP SEARCH FILTERS”

How do I install Active Directory management tools on Windows 7?

The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 can be downloaded from Microsoft’s web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=…

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7

You can install the Administration Tools pack on computers that are running the Windows 7 operating system, and use the Administration Tools pack to manage specific technologies on computers that are running either Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or, in some cases, Windows Server 2003.

The Administration Tools pack includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option of either Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. However, Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 cannot be installed on any versions of the Windows Server operating system.

Administration Tools are secure by default. The default Administration Tools configuration opens only those ports and enables only those services and firewall exceptions required for remote management to work.

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