Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Installation Guide


When you install Identity Synchronization for Windows, you install the Core component first, then configure it to match your environment.

The Core component consists of the following components:

Configuration Directory

Identity Synchronization for Windows stores its configuration data in a Directory Server configuration directory. The program does not install a configuration directory.

The Console, system manager, command-line utilities, and the installer all read and write the product’s configuration data to and from the configuration directory, including the following:


Identity Synchronization for Windows provides a Console that centralizes all of the product’s component configuration and administration tasks.

You can use the Console to do the following:

Command-Line Utilities

Identity Synchronization for Windows also provides command-line utilities that enable you to perform the following tasks directly from the command line:

For a detailed description of the product’s command-line utilities and how to use them, see Appendix A, Using the Identity Synchronization for Windows Command Line Utilities.

System Manager

The Identity Synchronization for Windows system manager is a separate Java process that does the following:

Central Logger

Connectors may be installed so that they are widely distributed across remote geographical locations. Therefore, having all logging information centralized is of great administrative value. This centralization allows the administrator to monitor synchronization activity, detect errors, and evaluate the health of the entire system from a single location.

Administrators can use the central logger logs to perform these tasks:

The two types of logs are as follows:

Note –

Identity Synchronization for Windows also writes all error log messages to the audit log to facilitate correlation with other events.