Active Directory Integration Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Integration Pack for Active Directory is an add-on for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator that enables you to automate common Active Directory management functions.

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System Requirements

Before you can install the Integration Pack for Active Directory, you must first install and configure the following listed software. For more information about how to install and configure Orchestrator and Active Directory, refer to the respective product documentation.

  • System Center 2012 integration packs require System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) integration packs require Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

  • Windows Server 2012 Active Directory (for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) integration packs only), Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory, or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory.

Downloading the Integration Pack

To download this integration pack, see Active Directory Integration Pack for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

Registering and Deploying the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to runbook servers and Runbook Designer. For specific procedures, see How To Install an Integration Pack.

Configuring the Active Directory Connections

An Active Directory connection is a reusable link between Orchestrator and an Active Directory domain controller. You can specify as many connections as you require to create links to multiple domain controllers. You can also create multiple connections to the same domain controller to allow for differences in security permissions for different user accounts.

To set up an Active Directory connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click Options, and then click Active Directory. The Active Directory dialog box appears.

  2. On the Configurations tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Add Configuration dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This could be the name of the Active Directory domain, or a descriptive name to distinguish the type of connection.

  4. Click the ellipsis button (...) next to the Type box and select Microsoft Active Directory Domain Configuration. Click OK.

  5. In the Configuration User Name and Configuration Password boxes, type the credentials that Orchestrator will use to log on to Active Directory. This user account must have the authority to perform the actions in any runbook where the connection is used.

  6. In the Configuration Domain Controller Name (FQDN) box type the fully qualified name of the domain or domain controller for the connection.

  7. In the Configuration Default Parent Container box, type the default Distinguished Name for an Organizational Unit or Common Name. This default will be used when an activity such as Create User or Create Computer does not specify the Container Distinguished Name.

    Examples of Configuration Default Parent Container include the following: CN=Users, DC=mydomain, DC=com and OU=MyOU, DC=mydomain, DC=com

  8. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box.

  9. Add additional connections if applicable.

  10. Click Finish.

See Also


Active Directory Activities