This post discuss an issue, where a customer who had “inherited” an ADAM infrastructure. He called concerning replication failures between ADAM instances. Trouble was, he had no documentation explaining the configuration. Fortunately, AD LDS and ADAM have many tools to help you sort out the confusion after the fact. One of them is LDIFDE, which is the MS version of a tool that imports and exports in the LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) RFC2849 Spec.
To assist the customer, we asked for an LDIFDE export of his ADAM Configuration Partition to view the ADAM NTDS Settings Objects and Site configurations.