Synchronizing with Active Directory allows you to automatically transfer the OU structure to your Network tree. A group will be created for each OU in the current domain, and each computer in the domain will be moved to its proper place in the structure. You can synchronize either the entire storage or a separate group in the storage.
To be able to synchronize the storage with AD, you must either specify the domain controller in Options – General or set the AD object's LDAP address in the properties of the Network storage root. Then right-click the root node and choose one of the two synchronization options:
Synchronize storage with AD will prompt you to synchronize groups, devices and AD users. Synchronize with AD is limited to groups and devices.
To be able to synchronize a separate group in the storage, set the AD object's LDAP address in the group properties. Then right-click the group node and choose Synchronize with AD.
Placeholders will be created for each device discovered in the domain but not yet scanned. These placeholders are empty nodes that can be rescanned to retrieve inventory information. They will be displayed in the Network tree as . An information icon will be displayed to the right of the node name, and when you hover over it, the corresponding hint will appear.
You also get to choose which action to take if a previously scanned PC has not been discovered in the domain during synchronization: move it to a separate group or delete it.
You can configure TSD to perform synchronization on startup. This and several other switches are located in Options – General.
Active Directory synchronization is one-way only: it's only possible to import data from AD to TSD at this time.
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