Synchronization mode - Active Directory

Click Admin > Server Task > Static Group Synchronization > New...

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Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name and Description (optional). The Task Type defines the settings and behavior of the task. Select the check box next to Run task immediately after finish to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.

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Expand settings and click Select under Static group name - By default, the root for synchronized computers will be used. Alternatively you can create a new Static Group.

Object to synchronize - Either Computers and Groups, or Only Computers.

Computer creation collision handling - If the synchronization adds computers that are already members of the Static Group, you can select a conflict resolution method: Skip (synchronized computers will not be added) or Move (new computers will be moved to a subgroup).

Computer extinction handling - If a computer no longer exists, you can either Remove this computer or Skip it.

Group extinction handling - If a group no longer exists, you can either Remove this group or Skip it.

There are 3 Synchronization modes:

MS Windows Network - Enter a Workgroup to be used and the user with his credentials.

Active Directory/Open Directory/LDAP - type the basic Server connection, see synchronization mode for detailed instructions.

VMware - type the VMware vCenter Server connection, see synchronization mode for detailed instructions.

Server connection settings:

oServer - Type the Servername or IP address of your domain controller.

oLogin - Type the login credentials for your domain controller in the format DOMAIN\username.

oPassword - Type the password used to log onto your domain controller.

Use LDAP Parameters - If you want to use LDAP, select check box Use LDAP instead of Active Directory and enter specific attributes to match your server, or you can select a Presets by clicking Custom... and the attributes will be populated automatically:

oActive Directory - Click Browse next to Distinguished Name. Your Active Directory tree will be displayed. Select the top entry to sync all groups with ERA, or select only the specific groups that you want to add. Click OK when you are finished.

oMac OS X Server Open Directory (Computer Host Names)

oMac OS X Server Open Directory (Computer IP Addresses)

oOpenLDAP with Samba computer records - setting up the parameters DNS name in Active Directory.

Synchronization settings:

Distinguished name - Path (Distinguished Name) to the node in the Active Directory tree. Leaving this option empty will synchronize the entire AD tree.

Excluded distinguished name(s) - You can choose to exclude (ignore) specific nodes in the Active Directory tree.

Ignore disabled computers (only in active directory) - You can select to ignore computers disabled in active directory, the task will skip these computers.

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Select an existing trigger for this task, or create a new trigger. It is also possible to Remove or Modify a selected trigger.

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Review the configuration information displayed here and if it is ok, click Finish. The task is now created and ready to be used.