04 May 2009
16 Mar 2011
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I had problems when first setting up LDAP too. Unfortunately you don't really get any errors back which makes it hard to figure out.
I got to where you are, and in my case I didn't have a proper usersDN set up. There were some odd accounts that had duplicated emails, and this was causing exceptions as SF tried to populate it. (You could see it was starting to populate users in the sf_users table, but the exceptions cause it not to show any accounts on the users page). Try narrowing it down; it worked for me.
I'm not sure what you mean by "standard" sections - do you mean things like the default LdapUsers membership provider, DefaultLdapConnection, etc.? They're populated seperately (not sure where) - you'll definitely see a <remove name=".." /> should you delete one from the administration.