Definitions for "Active Directory Service Interfaces"
Keywords:  adsi, sdk, kit, wmi, directory
A set of specifications for COM objects and interfaces used to perform common administrative operations, such as adding a new user or managing a print queue.
A directory service model and a set of Component Object Model (COM) interfaces. ADSI enables Windows applications and Active Directory clients to access several network directory services, including Active Directory. ADSI is supplied as a software development kit (SDK). Also see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
A COM-based directory service model that allows ADSI-compliant client applications to access a wide variety of distinct directory protocols, including Windows Directory Services and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), while using a single, standard set of interfaces. ADSI shields the client application from the implementation and operational details of the underlying data store or protocol.