Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide


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

The core component consists of the following components, which are each separate Java processes. A description each component, begins on the referenced page:

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 utility, and the installer all read and write the product’s configuration data to and from the configuration directory, including:


The 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:

Central Logger

Connectors may be installed so that they are widely distributed across remote geographical locations; therefore, it is of great administrative value to have all logging information centralized, which 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:

There are two different types of logs:

Note –

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