LDAP connectionstring

I'm having problems with this connectionstring and  I'm at complete loss why

connectionString="LDAP://ho.xxxx.com/CN=users,DC=Ho,DC=xxxxx,DC=com" />

Could someone please explain what each part of the connection string means/does?

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Maybe this resource can help.  

It would also have helped if I had bothered to link the resource.  

leap29Author Commented:
hi thanks for the link - thats most helpfull.

I am getting the following error on my page. any ideas?
and i am definately defining the server in my connection string on the web.config

Serverless LDAP connection strings are not supported by the Active Directory membership provider
Try defining the distinguished name like this:


My best guess is that your distinguished name is probably failing on the server definition.  

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