Import or synchronize the organizational structure

Note: If you want to update the organizational structure in Management Center, start with step 4.
  1. In the SafeGuard Management Center, select Tools > Options.
  2. Select the Directory tab and click Add.
  3. In LDAP Authentication, do the following:
    1. For Server name or IP, enter the NetBIOS name of the domain controller or its IP address.
    2. For User Credentials, enter your Windows user name and password for the environment.
    3. Click OK.
    Note: For Windows single computers, a directory must be shared to enable a connection through LDAP.
  4. Click Users and Computers.
  5. In the left-hand navigation window, click the root directory Root [filter is active].
  6. In the action area on the right, select the Synchronize tab.
  7. Select the required directory from the Directory DSN list and click the magnifier icon (top right).

    A graphical representation of the Active Directory structure of the organizational units (OU) in your company is displayed.

  8. Check the organizational units (OU) to be synchronized. You do not need to import the entire contents of the Active Directory.
  9. To also synchronize memberships, select the check box Synchronize memberships.
  10. To also synchronize the user enabled state, select the check box Synchronize user enabled state.
  11. When you synchronize disabled user accounts from Active Directory, they are disabled in SafeGuard Enterprise as well. For security reasons, re-enabling the account in Active Directory and synchronizing it again does not enable the user account in SafeGuard Enterprise automatically. To synchronize these accounts as well, you have to activate the Synchronize user enabled state option.
  12. At the bottom of the action area, click Synchronize.

    When synchronizing users and their group memberships, the membership to a "primary group" is not synchronized as it is not visible for the group.

The domains are synchronized. Synchronization details are displayed. Click on the message displayed in the status bar beneath the buttons on the left to view a synchronization protocol. Click on the protocol, to copy it to the clipboard and paste it into an e-mail or file.

Note: If elements have been moved from one subtree to another in Active Directory, both subtrees have to be synchronized with the SQL database. Synchronizing just one subtree will result in deleting instead of moving the objects.