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The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming by Joe Kaplan, Ryan Dunn

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B. LDAP Tools for Programmers

Programmers the world over recognize that having good tools for specific tasks makes them more effective, and LDAP programming is no exception. As such, we have listed here our “ultimate tools list”1 for LDAP programmers.

LDP

LDP, packaged as ldp.exe and also known as the Active Directory Browsing Utility, is a graphical tool from Microsoft for performing LDAP operations against any LDAP directory. This utility is bundled with the Windows Admin Pack that comes with each version of Windows, and is distributed with ADAM. Microsoft does not charge separately for this tool or place any special licensing requirements on it (to our knowledge), but it is not available as a separate download.

LDP is often overlooked by administrators ...

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