This section explains how to prepare Sun Directory source for use by Identity Synchronization for Windows.
Creates the Connector user and user access control instance available on the preferred host
As an alternative to using the Console, you can use the idsync prepds command line utility to prepare the Directory Server. For more information, see Using prepds.
You can use the Prepare Directory Server wizard to prepare the Directory Server.
To access this wizard, use one of the following methods:
When the Prepare Directory Server Now? dialog box is displayed, click the Yes button.
When the Sun Directory Sources panel is displayed (on the Configuration tab), click the Prepare Directory Server button.
Enter the following credentials for the Directory Manager account.
Directory Manager User Name
Directory Manager Password
If you are using a secondary host (MMR configurations), then the Secondary Host options will be active and you must specify credentials for these hosts too.
When you are done, click Next and the Specify Preparation Configuration panel is displayed.
Read the warning, and then decide whether to create the Directory Server indexes now or later.
This operation can take some time, depending on the size of your database.
While your database is in read-only mode, any attempts to update information in the database will fail.
Taking your database offline enables you to create the indexes much faster.
To create the indexes later (either manually or by running this wizard again) clear the Create indexes for database box, and then click Next.
The Preparation Status panel is displayed to provide information about the Directory Server preparation progress.
When a SUCCESS message is displayed at the bottom of the message pane, click Finish.
If error messages display, you must correct the problem(s) reported before you can continue. Check the error logs (see the Status tab) for more information.
Return to the Configuration tab in the Console. Select the Sun Directory source node in the navigation tree to view the Sun Directory Source panel.
From this panel, you can perform the following tasks:
Edit servers: Click this button to reopen the Define Sun Java System Directory Source panel where you can change any of the server configuration parameters. If necessary, review the instructions provided for Creating a Sun Java System Directory Source.
To restore the access control settings for new the Retro-Changelog database, run idsync prepds or click the Prepare Directory Server button after selecting the appropriate Sun directory source in the Console.
Prepare Directory Server: Click this button and follow the instructions for Preparing Sun Directory Source to prepare a Directory Server.
If anything changes on the Directory Server after you initially prepare the server (for example, if an index is deleted or you lose the Retro-Changelog database), you can re-prepare the server.
When you are finished, you must create at least one Windows directory source: