LDIFDE is Microsoft's command-line implementation of a tool for doing import and export of LDAP data using the standard format known as Lightweight Data Interchange Format (LDIF). LDIF files are the de facto standard for providing schema extensions to Active Directory and ADAM, so this tool is important for schema management tasks. In Chapter 7, we recommended using LDIF files exclusively for schema extension tasks.
LDIFDE is a useful tool in its own right for general export and import of LDAP data.
LDIFDE is also packaged with the Windows Admin Pack and with distributions of ADAM.
Part I: Fundamentals
Introduction to LDAP and Active Directory
Introduction to .NET Directory Services Programming
Binding and CRUD Operations with DirectoryEntry
Searching with the DirectorySearcher
Advanced LDAP Searches
Reading and Writing LDAP Attributes
Active Directory and ADAM Schema
Security in Directory Services Programming
Introduction to the ActiveDirectory Namespace
Part II: Practical Applications
Part III: Appendixes
Appendix A. Three Approaches to COM Interop with ADSI
Appendix B. LDAP Tools for Programmers
Appendix C. Troubleshooting and Help