The Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) Synchronizer tool (Adamsync.exe) cannot synchronize attributes that use the DN-String type or DN-Binary type in Windows Server 2003

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SYMPTOMS

In Windows Server 2003, the Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) Synchronizer tool (Adamsync.exe) cannot synchronize attributes that use the DN-String type or the DN-Binary type. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:

Processing Entry: Page number, Frame number, Entry number, Count number, USN number
Processing source entry guid=GUID
Processing in-scope entry GUID.
Adding target object DN.
Deferring synchronization of attribute attribute name to end of run. Deleting attribute.
Adding attributes: attribute names
Ldap error occured. ldap_add_sW: Invalid Syntax.
Extended Info: 00000057: LdapErr: DSID-0C090B3D, comment: Error in attribute conversion operation, data 0, vece.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Adamsync.exe tool does not support DN-String type or the DN-Binary type correctly.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have the following installed:
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
  • The ADAM directory service

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Adamsync.exe1.1.3790.3171211,96807-Jul-200809:42x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Adamsync.exe1.1.3790.4329211,96808-Jul-200809:51x86
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Adamsync.exe1.1.3790.3171365,05609-Jul-200805:43x64
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Adamsync.exe1.1.3790.4329365,05609-Jul-200806:18x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the DN-String object syntax, visit the following Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684430(VS.85).aspx
For more information about the DN-Binary object syntax, visit the following Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms684429(VS.85).aspx

Properties

Article ID: 955326 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
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