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Directory Services

Directory Service objects are used to:

  • Define root connections to Active Directory.
  • Define organizational unit specific connections to Active Directory.
  • Define connections for each Active Directory server in a multiple domain environment.
  • Define connections to non-Active Directory LDAP servers.


Server Manager automatically attempts to discover and connect to Active Directory at startup then, if successful, adds a new Directory Service object under the Directory Services node.

Use Scenarios:


The Auto-Configurator enables you to define a different set of templates to assign for different organizational units. For example, create one Auto-Configurator that targets the organizational unit that maintains your server list, then assign server specific templates. Then create another Auto-Configurator that targets the organizational unit that maintains your workstation list, then assign workstation specific templates.


Several Templates use Directory Service Connections:


Several Reports, such as Success Logons, use Active Directory when executing. For example, when a user filter is assigned to the Success Logon Report, the report uses Active Directory to lookup, validate and filter each user listed in the report.

To configure Directory Services:

  • From the Menu Bar, select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, select Directory Service Connection. The New Directory Service Connection Properties View displays.
  • Use the Name text box to specify a unique name.
  • Optionally use the Server text box to specify the hostname the Active Directory or other Directory Service is running.
  • Use the Path text box to specify the connection string and organizational unit path.
  • Use the Authenticate check box to enable authentication then use the Username, Password and Domain controls to specify the login credentials.
  • Use the Enable TLS 1.2 check box to enable TLS 1.2.
  • Click the Test button to verify the settings are configured property.
  • Finally, click the Auto-Generate Name Auto-Generate Name Buttonbutton to auto-generate a name based on the configured settings.

Related Topics



Account Lockout Monitor Template

Active Directory User Monitor Template

Active Directory User Integrity Monitor Template

Directory Service Monitor Template