Add a Directory Server
You have to specify the directory server information for adding a directory server in ARKAD.

Directory Server - This section contains the information required to connect to the Active Directory Server (Domain Controller)

Add a Directory Server to the list
 
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Launch Configuration Settings window.
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In the Configuration Settings window Select AD Report from the left pane and click Add button to add a Directory Server to the list in right pane.
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The New Directory Server window will be displayed as shown below:

  • The list of domains available in the network will be loaded in the Domain Name dropdown.
  • Select a domain from the Domain Name dropdown.
  • The list of domain controllers for the selected domain will be loaded in the Domain Controller Name dropdown.
  • Select a domain controller from the Domain Controller Name dropdown.
        
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Specify user name and the corresponding password to connect to the specified server. 

Store the above user credential in Microsoft Windows Stored User Names and Passwords applet - In Built-in and Power Reports, ARKAD allows the user to enter different user credentials to connect to the Directory Server. Select the checkbox if you like to connect to the directory server using a different user context and to create a scheduled report task (unattended mode). 

By default, ARKAD will use the user account specified in the scheduled 'Run As' user context to connect to Directory Server in Power Reports tool. In case, if you decide to use different user context to connect to Directory Server when running the scheduled task, you can do so by storing the Directory Server user context for future use.

ARKAD will store the user credential to connect to Directory Server in the Microsoft Windows Stored User Names and Passwords applet for security reasons. The stored user profile is tied to the user context (currently logged on user account) in which the profile is created. Hence, you will not be allowed to change the scheduled 'Run As' user context for the import task.
 
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Click OK to add the Directory Server to the Configuration Settings list.
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ARKAD will connect to the Directory Server with the newly provided connection parameters and add it to the list, upon successful connection to the Directory Server.
 
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Click Cancel to abort the add process of the Directory Server to the Configuration Settings list.