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How can I set up LDAP server in Windows 2003 and 2008 domian environment? Do I need separate server or I can use one of the windows server?
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Windows Server 2003's Active Directory is also an LDAP server.
You could just promote the server to a domain controller and then use the AD functions of the server to do LDAP. This would cost no extra money.
What is it that you want to do...?
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If you want something less involved than full-blown Active Directory 2003 comes with ADAM:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/adam/default.mspx

And 2008 comes with Lightweight Directory Services (ADAM with a few more features):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755080.aspx

You can run these alongside Active Directory. Clearly you'll need a different Port for the service if the server is also an Active Directory Domain Controller (because it will be using LDAP's default port, 389).

Chris
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