Ruby/LDAP is a useful ruby library that allows you to connect to and manipulate LDAP directories like OpenLDAP and Active Directory. Unfortunately
This puts it out of reach for many ruby developers deploying to a Windows environment without an installed C compiler. In the past I’ve leaned on a few good Samaritans that posted pre-compiled versions, but unfortunately most of these have either been taken down or are really old.
So, in desperate need of an install on a new windows VM I just built it from source. If you trust our binaries you can download the gem-ified ruby-ldap build based on the latest 0.9.7 release and compiled using Visual Studio 2008.
gem install ldap-0.9.7-mswin32.gem
I’ve tested this on a few boxes, though your mileage may vary.