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

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7. Active Directory and ADAM Schema

In this chapter, we will provide some high-level guidance on designing schema extensions for Active Directory and ADAM, as well as some information on determining schema information at runtime. This information is meant to complement the schema basics we covered in Chapter 1.

This chapter does not explain every detail of extending the schema. Instead, we try to provide some guidance and tips that may not be easy to get from some other sources, as well as provide some perspective for enterprise developers who are probably coming from a relational database background in data design.

Unlike with relational database development, it is possible for an LDAP programmer never to modify the directory schema at all. ...

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