This flexible asset will link together component parts of the Active Directory (AD) infrastructure.
Before you begin, watch the following IT Glue express video (1:46):
- Load the network attached devices in the client environment as configurations.
- Check that you have domain admin access to the domain controller.
- Navigate to the organization you are onboarding.
- Go to the Active Directory section from the sidebar.
- Click + New in the top-right corner.
- Next, log into AD Primary Domain Controller as the domain admin.
- Establish the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and short name by typing ipconfig /all at the command prompt (or from Control Panel > System).
- Run netdom query fsmo at the command prompt to confirm AD server roles.
- Next, use nslookup on the domain to confirm the local DNS servers: nslookup <enter> set type=ns <enter> and then enter the local domain name.
- Open Powershell and run (Get-ADDomain).DomainMode to confirm the AD domain functional level.
- From IT Glue, start adding this information and tag the servers in the Active Directory flexible asset. Fill out as many or as few fields as you want.
- Click Save.
- Record the AD domain admin credentials in the Passwords area (if that's not already done) and then add them under Related Items.
- Under Embedded Passwords, add the AD Restore Mode credentials.
- (Optional) Design a flexible asset to define key security groups. Once that's done, you can customize your Active Directory flexible asset to add a security group tagging field.