Add a Directory Server


You have to specify the directory server and mailbox profile (optional) information for adding a directory server in ARKES.

Directory Server - This section contains the information required to connect to the Active Directory Server (Domain Controller) which the Exchange Server uses for its Exchange Organization information.

Mailbox Profile (optional) - This section contains the list of Mailbox Profiles configured for the currently logged on user account. ARKES uses the mailbox profile to retrieve the Mailbox/Public Folder resource information. 
 

Add a Directory Server to the list
 
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Launch Connection Manager window.
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In the Connection Manager window, click New Server button to add a Directory Server to the list.
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The New Server Wizard 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, which contains any Exchange Server 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003 Server.
  • 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, which the Exchange Server 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003 Server uses for its Exchange Organization information. In case of organization having child domains, select the domain controller that holds the Global Catalog role, so that all mailboxes including those in the child domains are retrieved.

          

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To connect to the destination Directory Server, ARKES uses default LDAP port of 389. Click Specify port and enter the port number, if it has been modified in the destination Directory Server.
 
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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, ARKES allows the user to enter different user credentials to connect to the Directory Server in the Exchange Organization. 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, ARKES 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.

ARKES 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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In step 2, specify Exchange Server information.
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Select the profile from the Mailbox Profile dropdown to retrieve the resource information from the Exchange Server. This parameter is optional and is required only for mailbox and public folder resource reports.
 

          

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Click Finish to add the Directory Server to the Connection Manager list.
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Click Cancel to abort the add process of the Directory Server to the Connection Manager list.
 
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Click Connect to establish the connection to Directory server.