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Your NAS can join a Windows Workgroup or a Windows Active Directory:
Active Domain Troubleshooting: The information below provides general information on joining and leaving a domain. For additional information, see Getting Help.
Except for access rights to shares on the NAS OS device, the domain’s administrator manages users and groups imported from a domain. If a user's/group's account has been changed by the domain administrator within the Windows Active Directory server (e.g. password revision, deleted from the domain, etc.), you can update the account in NAS OS by choosing the button Synchronize imported users/groups.
To remove the NAS's connection to a domain:
This tab provides a list of file protocols and application services available to the NAS OS device. Based upon the needs of users, the administrator can choose to maintain certain services while leaving others turned off. Examples:
There are three levels of service activation:
The Services tab allows you to manage the settings for enable/disable and global service activation. The share protocols are managed per share on the Shares page.
In all cases, enabling/disabling a service will override global service activation and share protocols. If a service is enabled, a green light will appear in the Status column. Not all services are enabled by default.
To disable a service, pass the cursor to the far right of its row to make the Edit pull-down menu visible and choose Disable.
Perform the same action to Enable a service.
To view the Global service value, select the Edit pull-down menu and choose Advanced parameters. The pull-down menu allows you to deactivate/activate the global service value.
The global service level is, by default, set to Activated. This means that the service is ready for use by all shares as long as it is enabled. An administrator can also choose to deactivate a service at the global service activation level while enabling it. Doing so allows the administrator to limit the service to individual shares by adjusting the protocol value in Shares. For example, the administrator may wish to limit the Time Machine service to a single share that is only available to a Mac on the network.
See the table below for examples of service settings:
|Global Service Value
|Set to Global
|The service is ready for use
|Set to Global
|The service is not available
|Set to Activated
|The service is available to the specific share
|Set to Deactivated
|The service is not available to the specific share
See Shares for instructions on adjusting the settings for share protocols.
The administrator can limit certain services to a LAN port by selecting the Edit pull-down menu icon and choosing Advanced parameters. Use the pull-down menu to select the preferred LAN port for the service.
Review the status for all services by choosing Show summary at the top of the Services tab.
The iSCSI service should be used to direct iSCSI target volumes to an iSNS (Internet Storage Name Service) server on the network. Doing so will allow workstations (initiators) to discover the NAS OS device's iSCSI volumes via the iSNS server rather than using a direct connection. Using an iSNS server is ideal when managing multiple iSCSI volumes (targets) and compatible workstations (initiators). To enter the iSNS server IP address:
For instructions on creating iSCSI volumes on your NAS, see iSCSI Target.
You can also limit the iSCSI service to a single LAN:
Important info regarding iSCSI volume sharing: Mounting an iSCSI volume on multiple workstations at the same time will lead to serious file corruption. An exception can be found with SAN cluster environments that include servers and software dedicated to managing iSCSI volume sharing.
Follow the directions below to share a printer on the network via the NAS OS device:
Computers on your network may require specific drivers to use the printer. See the user manual for your printer.
Important info: For multi-function printers, only the print feature is supported. If your printer has a scan feature, for example, it will not work when connected to the NAS. In addition, only PostScript printers are supported. If your printer does not appear in the printer service, it is likely that it does not support PostScript printing. This is frequently the case with multi-function and photo printers. Seagate cannot guarantee that your printer supports the proper protocols to make it a networked printer.