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Directory services for my home network

Directory services for my home network

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 as a combination HTPC/utility "server". I have several other computers on my network and would love to be able to have LDAP services so that I can have just one set of accounts across all my computers.

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"AD-LDS is a server role available on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is also extremely hard to work with as an end user as it is focussed at developers and orginisations that run full scale domains.

You have 2 options available. You can either look at OpenLDAP which is open source and installed on Linux, or alternatively loading a Windows Server into a VM. I do the latter and it makes life easier.

I would only tackle the AD-LDS route if I was intent on learning the inner workings of AD and LDAP."