Microsoft Active Directory Integration
Active Directory serves as a central location for network administration and security in Microsoft Windows-based networks. It provides authenticating and authorization for all users and computers within a network of Windows domains, assigns and enforces security policies for all computers in the network, and enables software installation and updates on network computers.
Comodo Network Center server is integrated with Microsoft Active Directory through a streamlined, logical process. During Active Directory (AD) integration, CNC creates predefined groups with specific permissions bound to users, predefined names, a list of structured catalogs, and the home directory of the CNC server (jre, redist, share, smb, tftp, tmp, tomcat).
AD integration is implemented after 'Choosing Data Directory Installation Location' step of the CNC server installation wizard. For more details of installation CNC server,, click here.
- You can select whether to start a 'regular' installation process selecting 'Domain: CNC Auth' radio button or 'CNC internal AuthDB' radio button.
- When you select 'CNC internal AuthDB' installation, a domain administrator password will be required. This is needed to add predefined CNC roles, users and groups to AD.
| Tip: Authorizing a new user is done through AD. Therefore an administrator must add CNC server users in active directory by hand.
| Note: The default predefined guest user Login is cnc_guest, password: 02PoS09. The default cnc user Login is cnc, password:19SdS22.
To get a new user AD login and password use Active Directory. To manage Active Directory, use Microsoft Management Console. CNC server configurations are disable after Microsoft Active Directory integration.
Once a new user has been created using Active Directory, the administrator has to uncheck the 'User must change password at next logon' box.
The next stage is Choosing Start Menu Folder, it also allows you to select how a start menu folder will be called. At the end of installation process, all users, password, and roles will be added automatically.