Directory Server Settings 

Dockit SharePoint Manager uses Directory Server to retrieve Active Directory information like group membership and user information for certain reports. Dockit SharePoint Manager expects a Global Catalog Server as input to Directory Server and an user credential to connect to the Directory Server. Dockit SharePoint Manager will connect to the specified Directory Server using currently logged on user or specific user credential to retrieve AD information.

Once you configure the SharePoint Farm, the following page will appear:


Click on icon in the top left corner. The following dialog will appear as shown below.


In that dialog, select Settings option from the left menu. The screen will be updated as shown below.


Click to add the Directory Server. The following dialog will appear as shown below:

Steps:

  • In that dialog, enter a Directory Server name.
  • Select the option to use currently logged on user or a different user account to connect to the Directory Server, as given below.


  • To connect to Directory Server, Dockit SharePoint Manager uses the relevant user accounts based on the connect option as listed below:

    1. Currently logged on user:
      In this option, Dockit SharePoint Manager uses the currently logged on user account to connect to the Directory Server to retrieve AD information while generating the reports.
    2. Specific user account:
      In this option, Dockit SharePoint Manager uses the specified user account and password to retrieve AD information while generating the reports. Dockit SharePoint Manager stores the user name and password as a user profile in 'Stored User Names and Passwords' applet for its usage.
    Note: Dockit SharePoint Manager expects the user account to have sufficient privileges to connect to the Active Directory Global Catalog Server, bind to the relevant AD group / user object to retrieve its detailed information from Active Directory.
  • Click button to add the server.