Add a Survivable Branch Appliance to Active Directory in Lync Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-23
If you plan to deploy a Survivable Branch Appliance, you must add the Survivable Branch Appliance to Active Directory Domain Services. Perform this procedure at the central site.
Perform this procedure only if you are deploying a Survivable Branch Appliance. Do not perform it if you are deploying a Survivable Branch Server.
To add an Survivable Branch Appliance to Active Directory Domain Services
Log on to a member server as a member of the Enterprise Admins group.
Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
On the Actions menu, click New and then click Computer.
In the New Object-Computer dialog box, type in a name for the Survivable Branch Appliance computer object (for example, BranchOffice1), and then click Change.
In the Select User or Group dialog box, add the RTCUniversalSBATechnicians group and then click OK.
A member of the RTCUniversalSBATechnicians group at the branch site will add this device to the domain later.
Click OK to save the Survivable Branch Appliance computer object.
Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click ADSI Edit.
In ADSI Edit, right-click the computer object that you created in the previous steps, and then click Properties.
In the attribute list, click servicePrincipalName, and then click Edit.
In the Value to add field, type HOST/<SBA FQDN> where <SBA FQDN> is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your Survivable Branch Appliance. For example, type HOST/BranchOffice1.contoso.com.
Click OK to save the servicePrincipalName attribute setting, and then click OK to save the computer object properties.
In Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click Users, click New, and then click User.
Enter information into the wizard to create a domain user account for a Survivable Branch Appliance technician.
In Active Directory Users and Computers, click Users, right-click the user object, and then click Add to a group.
In Enter the object names to select, type RTCUniversalSBATechnicians, and then click OK.
Repeat Steps 12-15 for each branch site technician.