Active Directory (Video)

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 all the network attached devices in the client environment, including the servers with AD roles, as configuration items. 
  • Make sure that you have domain admin access to domain controller.


  1. Navigate to the organization you are onboarding.
  2. Go to the Active Directory section from the sidebar.
  3. Click + New in the top-right corner.
  4. Next, sign in to AD Primary Domain Controller as the domain admin.
  5. Establish the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) and short name by typing ipconfig /all at the command prompt (or from Control Panel > System).
  6. Run netdom query fsmo at the command prompt to confirm AD server roles.
  7. 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.
  8. Open Powershell and run (Get-ADDomain).DomainMode to confirm the AD domain functional level.
  9. From IT Glue, start adding all of this information and tag the servers in the Active Directory flexible asset. Fill out as many or as few fields as you wish. 
  10. Click Save.
  11. Record the AD domain admin credentials in the Passwords area (if that's not already done) and then add them under Related Items.
  12. Under Embedded Passwords, add the AD Restore Mode credentials.
  13. (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. 


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