Data loading into Active Directory using a simple java program

  • Data loading into Active Directory implies creating AD Accounts and corresponding Exchange mailbox accounts using employee data existing in a database.
  • Java program is developed in a fashion which reads the credentials from XML, retrieves employee data from the database, creates an account with a default password in active directory and enables the account as well.
  • The PowerShell script is executed to create exchange accounts for all the users.

Requirement schematic

  • The below process flow diagram explains the requirement lucidly.



  • The working demo of this program is embedded.

Documentation and Code

The Documentation and Code for above demo can be downloaded from following links.


Solving the problem “Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ ”

MySQL server is usually connected by using the following command

mysql      –u      root      –p

some times we may encounter the following the error

can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

A socket is used to bridge connection between the server and client.

Error message explains that it is not able to find that socket file.

Socket file is automatically created when we start the MySQL server and disappears automatically when the server is stopped.

This problem most probably arises when you accidentally delete it or if you reinstall same server again or because of server might not be running currently.

Current running state of the server could be known using the following command

service     mysqld     status

Use the following command to solve the issue

sudo     /etc/init.d/mysqld     restart

The above command is used to restart the MySQL server so that the socket file can be created.