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I am trying to study the connection method to LDAP and AD, but don't have a working AD.

I do have a full working Window 2008 Server.

Is there a sample AD & LDAP server I could use for practice?

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Why not install AD DS into your working server? That seems like the easiest thing to do. – Oliver Salzburg Jun 19 '12 at 14:52
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yes you can try it for practice

or you can use an open-source alternative such as:

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The first link is dead, FYI – Houseman Nov 6 '15 at 20:38

These guys have set up a public, read-only LDAP for testing purposes:

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The UnboundID LDAP SDK provides classes to create an in-memory LDAP server. This method has the advantage of not having to install and maintain a server. The running in-memory server is fully LDAP compliant.

see also

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zFlex Software now offers a free Online LDAP for developers. Check out the site at

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