Some important points to consider while understanding and installing AD LDS

  1. AD LDS is a lightweight version of AD DS as indicated by their names. AD LDS support each and every feature of AD DS except for the network operating system features. It’s a directory service which can be tied to applications and assist their requirement for custom configurations and authentication services in settings that are not protected such as perimeter networks.
  2. The installation requirements for AD LDS are relatively simple. All you need is a supported version of Windows Server Operating system. This server might be a member, a stand-alone server or a domain controller. Though it’s essential to keep your DCs isolated from all other roles.
  3. Choose the role in the Add Roles Wizard for installing AD LDS. This installation procedure is basic for all roles in Windows Server OS.
  4. For removing AD LDS, the foremost step to follow is to remove all instances through Programs And Features to organize the panel and then remove the role in server manager

Though it is centered on the similar code as an AD DS but AD LDS provides a simpler way to get the job done. For example, when you are installing AD LDS on a server, it won’t modify the configuration of the server in a similar manner as making a domain controller. Also, it’s not necessary to reboot the server as the application set up procedure adds functionality to the server without modifying its nature. Before you initiate the process, you first need to understand what makes up an AD LDS instance and how these instances can be used. Afterward, you can continue installing the AD LDS service