I promise I have read all the posts, and the manual, I am missing something here.

Running VMware version, on server1. MS2000 on server2.

Lets say my email domain is zzz.com, and my active directory domain is yyy.

I configure gal first
activedirectory
ldap://pingable hostname from server1
ldap filter defaults to "AD" and greyed out
Ldap search base dc=zzz, dc=yyy
my zimbra user works

When I test it, I get a fail and a long list of errors, but the first line says "missing 'equals'"

If I go a step further to the "configure authentication" screens, I can actually authenticate. Although inside the gal I can't get it to test successfully or import any users.

Any ideas on what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance.