I just tried installing NetSQL AzMan on a virgin 2008 server (our target environment) and I'm experiencing similar behaviror when using the MMC snapin console, however the error dialog may be a bit more descriptive.
I can run the query from 'Store Group Properties'-->LDAP Query-->Execute LDAP Query w/o issue.
I get the following error when running:
The OLE DB provider "ADSDSOObject" for linked server "ADSI" reported an error. The provider indicates that the user did not have the permission to perform the operation. An error occurred while preparing the query"<LDAP://DC=netdev,DC=com>;(&(objectCategory=user)(objectClass=group)))(&(objectCategory=user)(cn=Test*)));objectSid;subtree"
for execution against OLEDB provider "ADSDOObject" for linked server "ADSI"
Honestly, I'm not all that interested in getting the web console to work but more intestested in getting the MMC console and ensuring that this will work when invoked via my application. Also, I don't profess to be an AD expert so