How do I connect to LDP?

How do I connect to LDP?

To use Microsoft ldp GUI Tool:

  1. Please download the LDP tool from here and double click it to run. The icon should look like this:
  2. Open Connection > Connect. There’s no need to input anything.
  3. Click OK if the current machine is located inside an Active Directory.
  4. Open Connection > Bind.
  5. Open View > Tree.

What is LDP EXE used for?

LDP. EXE is a GUI tool that acts as a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) client, which lets you perform connect, bind, search, modify, add or delete operations against AD. LDP is used to view objects stored in AD along with their metadata, and attributes.

How do I test LDAP in Windows?


  1. Click System > System Security.
  2. Click Test LDAP authentication settings.
  3. Test the LDAP user name search filter.
  4. Test the LDAP group name search filter.
  5. Test the LDAP membership (user name) to make sure that the query syntax is correct and that LDAP user group role inheritance works properly.

How do I run a LDP query?

It is available if you have the AD DS server role installed. To start ldp, click Start, click Run, type ldp and then click OK.

How do I check if my domain is connected?


  1. Download the following files to the same location: support.
  2. Run the suptools. msi file.
  3. Proceed through the installation software and click Finish to install the tool.
  4. In a command prompt window, to run the tool, enter the following command: DCDIAG /TEST:DNS /V /E /S: domaincontroller.

How do I know if my LDAP is enabled?

After a certificate is installed, follow these steps to verify that LDAPS is enabled:

  1. Start the Active Directory Administration Tool (Ldp.exe).
  2. On the Connection menu, click Connect.
  3. Type the name of the domain controller to which you want to connect.
  4. Type 636 as the port number.
  5. Click OK.


port 389
LDAP is an application layer protocol that uses port 389 via TCP or user datagram protocol (UDP). LDAP queries can be transmitted in cleartext and, depending upon configuration, can allow for some or all data to be queried anonymously.