I guess a lesson on installing AD\AM wouldn't be complete without a section on uninstalling
AD\AM. Well I can't really justify a whole section, but a short paragraph or two should suffice.
You can uninstall AD\AM in two easy:
- Via the Add\Remove Programs If you use the unattended method for installing AD\AM ensure that the "ShowInAddRemovePrograms" option is set to "Show".
- Using the adamuninstall.exe tool from the %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Windows\ADAM folder. This tool has the following command line switches:
- /Q Runs quietly (no UI)
- /answer Uses an unattended file
- /force Ignores all warnings and forces a dismount on files in use
- /i Removes the instance with a specific name (i.e., DevX)
- /tools Removes the ADAM administration tools
- /restorearchive Restores an archived AD\AM database
- /deletearchive Deletes an archived AD\AM database
So to simply remove your AD\AM instance, you can use the following command:
://Change to the directory where our uninstall files are
://Launch our AD\AM uninstallation
adamuninstall.exe /i DevX /force
AD/AM in Action
AD\AM is a very simple, yet powerful, LDAP database you can use to handle authentication for your online applications, without requiring a full-blown NOS directory.
Installation of AD\AM is just the first step. AD\AM has many parts, and you can enjoy many hours just exploring it!