Importing existing groups and computers from an Active Directory or an LDAP server
|Article:HOWTO80777|||||Created: 2012-10-24|||||Updated: 2013-01-30|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80777|
If your company uses either Active Directory or an LDAP server to manage groups, you can import the group structure into Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You can then manage the groups and computers from the management console.
Table: Importing existing groups and computers lists the tasks you should perform to import the group structure before you can manage them.
Table: Importing existing groups and computers
Connect Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to your company's directory server
You can connect Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to either Active Directory or an LDAP-compatible server. When you add the server, you should enable synchronization.
Import either entire organizational units or specific computer accounts or user accounts
You can either import the existing group structure, or import individual computer accounts or user accounts into the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager groups that you create.
If you want to use the group structure of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and not the directory server, import individual accounts.
Either keep imported computer or user accounts in their own group or copy imported accounts to existing groups
After you import organizational units, you can do either of the following actions:
Change the authentication method for administrator accounts (optional)
For the administrator accounts that you added in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, change the authentication method to use directory server authentication instead of the default Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager authentication. You can use the administrator accounts to authenticate the accounts that you imported. When an administrator logs on to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, the management server retrieves the user name from the database and the password from the directory server.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80777