Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Deployment Planning Guide

Default Paths

The table in this section describes the default paths that are used in this document. For complete descriptions of the files installed, see the following product documentation.

Table P–2 Default Paths



Default Value 


Represents the base installation directory for Directory Server Enterprise Edition software.

The software is installed in directories below this base install-path. For example, Directory Server software is installed in install-path/ds6/.

When you install from a zip distribution using dsee_deploy(1M), the default install-path is the current directory. You can set the install-path using the -i option of the dsee_deploy command.

When you install from a native package distribution, such as you would using the Java Enterprise System installer, the default install-path is one of the following locations:

  • Solaris systems - /opt/SUNWdsee/.

  • Red Hat systems - /opt/sun/.

  • Windows systems - C:\Program Files\Sun\JavaES5\DSEE.


Represents the full path to an instance of Directory Server or Directory Proxy Server.

The documentation uses /local/ds/ for Directory Server and /local/dps/ for Directory Proxy Server.

No default path exists. Instance paths must nevertheless always be found on a local file system.

The following directories are recommended: 

/var on Solaris systems

/global if you are using Sun Cluster


Represents the parent directory of the Identity Synchronization for Windows installation location

Depends on your installation. Note the concept of a serverroot no longer exists for Directory Server.


Represents the Identity Synchronization for Windows instance directory

Depends on your installation 


Represents the default path and file name of the client’s certificate database for Identity Synchronization for Windows



Represents the default path to the Identity Synchronization for Windows local logs for the System Manager, each connector, and the Central Logger

Depends on your installation 


Represents the default path to the Identity Synchronization for Windows central logs

Depends on your installation