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Would like to know what this does.

Created: 18 Jan 2013 • Updated: 18 Jan 2013 | 10 comments
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Please take a look at the attached screen shot, I would like to know what the purpose of this function is? It is pretty much the only thing in SEP I have never used.

Thank you

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.Brian's picture

That's for AD sync.

You can sync AD with your SEPM to keep better control

Importing existing groups and computers from an Active Directory or an LDAP server

Article:HOWTO80777  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2012-10-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80777

How to configure Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to synchronize user data with a directory server

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Kayboo's picture

Those two functions are used if you want to do an Active Directory Sync.

Once you have connect the AD of your choice to the SEPM, you can use these options to Import  Organizational Uints (OU) & or Users from the Active Directory that was connected. 

Hope this helps.

KB

.Brian's picture

For ease of management.

Any time new PC is added to AD or if one moves from one location another, it will be automatically changed in SEPM as well.

Basically, any changes in AD, will also take affect in SEPM when it comes to users/PCs.

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The Conquistador's picture

I'm NEVER using this again, I tested it, and it put ALL of my clients in to the default group.

Annoying!!!!!!!!

.Brian's picture

It does take some doing.

Were they in the right place in AD? They usually go to the Default Group if they're in the wrong place in AD and there is no group in SEPM that matches.

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The Conquistador's picture

As far as our AD structure is concerned, they are where they need to be. I built the tree in SEPM on my own based on sites, clients and servers. Maybe that is where the mismatch was.

The Conquistador's picture

Also, when I did that, it gave me something about there are too many clients over my license.

I like the way I have it set up now. I am going to leave it this way.

.Brian's picture

Gotta do what works yes

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