The Configuring the GPOAdmin Server section of the GPOAdmin Quick Start Guide mentions that the recommended best practice is to use ADAM/AD LDS for the application Configuration Store.
Can you please clarify the advantages of AD vs. LDS AD? What does one give us over the other?
Active Directory replicates the GPO Admin application information that is stored within the configuration container to all Domain Controllers, generating a substantial replication traffic.
However, with ADAM/AD LDS the application information is securely stored in a single location. The information is not replicated to other ADAM/AD LDS servers unless replication is manually set up.
The application information along with the GPOADmin Version Control system can be stored in the configuration container of either the Active Directory deployment or ADAM/AD LDS instance.
The application information and the GPOADmin Version Control system follows the same format in both cases.