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Error Message Using AD LDS SmartObjects

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AD LDS SmartObjects are not working. Noticing "The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)" error in your HostServer log files could be caused because of a missing AD service 2 Service Instance or incorrect LDAP string being provided inside of this service instance.


Hostserver log, error message:

'Message: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002); ServiceName: AD LDS K2; ServiceGuid: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx; InnerExceptionMessage: ;'


Confirm and resolve the issue by navigating to your SmartObject tester tool and expand ServiceObject Explorer then locate the AD service 2 Service Type, can you find it?

  • If you do see the AD service 2 Service Type then confirm if it has an service instance created under it, should it not have then please register a new instance
While registering a new instance under AD service 2 Service Type you would need to provide your LDAP string. To find you LDAP sting please open workspace and navigate to Management > Management Console > Expand Server > Expand User Managers > Expand K2 > Click On Domains - you should see your LDAP connection here.
  • If you do not see the AD service 2 Service Type then then you would need to register a new Service Type first before registering a new service instance under its tree.