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(2011-12-12) The Active Directory Web Service (ADWS)

Posted by Jorge on 2011-12-12


Windows Server 2008 R2 (W2K8R2) introduces a new service called the “Active Directory Web Service (ADWS)” to support remote management of running directory services through the WS-* protocols. The AD PowerShell Module (also see: Active Directory Administration with Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Powershell Blog) and the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) are components that require the usage of ADWS. The ADWS is installed automatically when either promoting a W2K8R2 server to a DC (both RWDC and RODC) or installing the first ADLDS instance on a W2K8R2 server. It also supports directory services instances loaded with DSAMAIN (only when on W2K8R2 and not on W2K8!). To find a W2K8R2 DC/server with the ADWS installed DC locator uses a special flag called “DS_WEB_SERVICE_REQUIRED”. The server where the AD PowerShell Modules are being executed or where the ADAC has been started communicates with the DC/server with the ADWS installed over TCP:9389.

Of course it is possible to have the RSAT installed on Win7 workstation or W2K8R2 member server while your AD infrastructure is still running on W2K3 or W2K8. To support both scenarios Microsoft released an out-of-band version of the ADWS which can be downloaded from here.

To install the out-of-band version of the ADWS on W2K3 you must meet the following requirements:

To install the out-of-band version of the ADWS on W2K3 you must meet the following requirements:

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Figure 1: The Network Trace On A W2K8R2 DC Reporting It Supports The ADWS

Additional information about the ADWS can be found through the following links:

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2009-06-12) Active Directory Gateway WebService Is Available For ‘Legacy’ OSes

Posted by Jorge on 2009-06-12


The Microsoft Active Directory Management Gateway Service lets information technology professionals manage Active Directory Directory Service and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service instances that are running on the same server. The Active Directory Management Gateway Service is available as part of Windows Server 2008 R2 and available as a separate download for some previous versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.

Information technology professionals can use Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell or Microsoft Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) to manage Active Directory Management Gateway Service instances on servers that are running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later versions.

The Active Directory Management Gateway Service provides the same functionality as Active Directory Web Services on Windows 7. After you install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service, the service runs as the Windows Server R2 Active Directory Web Services service

For more info see KB article: The Active Directory Management Gateway Service is now available

It looks like it is not yet available for download. Don’t worry, it will be soon, I guess, RGHT? J

UPDATE: To test the new AD Gateway WebService for W2K3/W2K8 you can download it from Microsoft Connect. This assumes you have a Windows Live ID. ADWS Connect site can be found here.

Cheers,
Jorge
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