Users, groups, and computers can be not only be managed and configured by estos UCServer administrator, but also by a so-called Active Directory® Snap-In. Thus, features and settings of users/groups or computers can be configured directly in the ""Active Directory® Users and Computers"" of Windows®.
A prerequisite for this is that the user administration in UCServer Administrator uses the Active Directory® (instead of the internal user management). In addition the snap-in must be installed from the UCServer Tools for Active Directory® package. This must not be necessarily on the domain controller (DC) or the server where the Active Directory® is installed and provided. With "Remote Server Administration Tools" from Microsoft® servers can also be managed by workstations. In this case also the snap-in must be installed on the workstation.
The setup estos UCServer Tools for Active Directory® installs the following components:
Schema extension - yes or no?
Active Directory® is a database in which settings can be stored. This database has certain fields defined by Microsoft®. A schema extension is an extension of the field definitions. You can use the UCServer with Active Directory® either with or without a schema extension. You must, however, decide whether you wish to extend the schema or not before installation. Here are a few points to help you with the decision:
|Extend schema||Do not extend schema|
|The schema extension is recommended by Microsoft®. Applications which are integrated into Active Directory® should store their settings in fields which are specially reserved for this application with a schema extension.||The schema extension is not compulsory. The settings are then stored in an existing field.|
|Compatibility with other applications is ensured with a schema extension. If the schema is not extended it is possible that another software producer may use the same reserved field for their settings.||If you do not use any applications which are integrated into Active Directory® you will have no problems without a schema extension. Check where other applications you use store their settings.|