Active Directory


 

Important: Managing Active Directory requires a comprehensive understanding of Windows Server implementation. It is recommended that only administrators with experience make changes to the Active Directory.


 

Lightweight Directory Services

Your Seagate device can host an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) service.

Install Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

To use your Seagate device as an AD LDS server, you must first install AD LDS.

  1. In Server Manager, select File and Storage Services.
  2. Select Servers.
  3. In the server list, select the server on which to enable AD LDS.
  4. Select Tasks > Add Roles and Features.
  5. Use the Add Roles and Features wizard to add AD LDS.
  6. Under Installation Type, select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.
  7. Select the server and click Next.
  8. In the left menu, select Server Roles.
  9. Select Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services and click Next.
  10. If a dialog box displays showing the list of tools and services that must be installed to use AD LDS, click Add Features.
  11. Complete the installation.
  12. Restart your server.

Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

After you have installed AD LDS, you must configure it.

  1. In Server Manager, select Tools > Active Directories Lightweight Directory Services Wizard.
  2. Use the wizard to configure AD LDS.

Using Active Directory with a Domain Controller

Your Seagate server can join an Active Directory domain controller as a member.
To add your server to an existing domain, you need the following information:

  • Domain name
  • Username and password for an administrative account in that domain
  • Connection to the same network as the domain controller (LAN or WAN)

Join an Active Directory domain

  1. In the Control Panel, click System and Security.
  2. Select System.
  3. To the right of the computer name, click Change Settings.
  4. In the System Properties dialog box, click Change.
  5. Under Member Of, enter the domain name and click OK.
  6. Enter the domain’s administration credentials and click OK.
  7. Confirm your selection at the prompts.
  8. Restart your server.

Your server is now a member server of the Active Directory domain.