Import LDAP Configuration Data Using the LDIFDE Command
You can import configuration data from an LDIF file into a standard or replica View Connection Server by running the Microsoft LDIFDE command.
In release 4.5, you should use the vdmimport command to import configuration data. The vdmimport command does not display the large number of error messages that are produced by running the LDIFDE command. See Import LDAP Configuration Data.
The LDIFDE command does not update, create, or delete any LDAP records that are not defined in the LDIF file. This allows you to customize an LDIF file so that only selected records are affected when you import the file.
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In View Manager 3.1 or earlier, you must be logged into a View Connection Server instance as an administrator, and be a member of the Local Administrators user group.
In VMware View 4.5, you must be logged into a View Connection Server instance as a user in the Administrators role to import configuration data successfully into the View configuration repository.
To import configuration data into a View Connection Server instance using LDIFDE
Select Start > All Programs > ADAM > ADAM Tools Command Prompt.
At the command prompt, type the LDIFDE command and specify an existing LDIF file as an argument to the -f option.
LDIFDE -i -f myexport.LDF -s -z
Enter the other options to the LDIFDE command as shown in the example.
The configuration of your View Connection Server instance is updated with the data from the file, and the number of records that have been successfully updated is displayed. A large number of error messages are displayed that indicate whenever an existing entry in the repository has been overwritten. Such errors can be ignored. Errors are also displayed if some records could not be updated because your role has insufficient privileges.