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  • User265788195 posted

    I need to know what is difference between using AD vs LDS. Any one has any experience or any good articles please.

    Monday, January 12, 2015 11:43 AM


  • User-166373564 posted

    HI Nissan,

    Welcome to asp.net forum.

    what is difference between using AD vs LDS

    Active Directory is built on top of LDAP, just like HTTP is built on top of TCP. It is a database based system that provides authentication, directory, policy, and other services in a Windows environment

    Active Directory allows you to have multiple objects in a domain with the same CN, as long as they don't have the same parent. What it restricts is multiple objects with the same sAMAccountName attribute in the same forest. 

    AD LDS is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service designed for use with directory-enabled applications. A directory-enabled application is one that uses a directory, as opposed to a database or flat file, for its data store. Further information: Difference between ldap and active directory and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

    Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

    Best regards,


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:11 PM