LDAPSearch Active Directory Root

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Dec 9th, 2008
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I am trying to use the localizeddirectory.asp service with my cisco IP Phones.

It does work but I cannot figure out how to specify my LDAP Search base as the whole Active Directory.

I have a Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain. The root of the domain is "DC=schools,DC=org"

I have an OU call administration.

If I set the code to point to "OU=Administration,DC=schools,DC=org" I can search all users in the Administration OU and return phone numbers. It works.

I try setting the LDAP search base to a more general path "DC=schools,DC=org" so I can search all of my organization but it returns a 500 internal server error.

Can you use the root of a windows 2003 Active Directory domain as the search base for the LDAPSearch.dll version 3?


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Aaron Harrison Tue, 12/09/2008 - 09:47
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I've just logged on to post this exact query - I've tried the same things as you with the same results.

It seems the v3 DLL won't bind to the root of a domain.

Has anyone else got this problem and/or a solution?


erikpotteiger Mon, 12/15/2008 - 09:44
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Chris and Ryan,

I changed the port to 3268 and then changed the ldap search base to the root and it works!!!! Awesome, I can see the whole directory!

Thank you so much!


Subject: Re: [cisco-voip] IP Phone SDK: LDAPSearch Active Directory Root

As a test to see if referrals are the problem, you can point the search to your AD Global Catalog server and use port 3268. The GC eliminates the need for referrals.



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