Don't get me wrong, I like LDAP, but it's a 'pain in the you know what' compared to if the appliance had some form of Active Directory connector to where you would be able to just browse and link to A.D. objects.
Anyone in the know?
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I don't see any downside to LDAP unless you would like write access to your AD objects. LDAP works fine if you've written proper queries. What functionality would you like from an AD connector that you can't accomplish with LDAP?

As to whether or not an AD connector is in the works, I'm not positive but I believe I remember some mention of it. I do know that there is an active feature request for LDAP cleanup (removing accounts no longer active in AD).
Answered 02/22/2010 by: airwolf
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"LDAP works fine if you've written proper queries."

Exactly what I'm talking about. Like I said, LDAP works great, just a pain to have to write queries for what a connector would just be a matter of browsing through A.D. and point and click. Done.
Answered 02/22/2010 by: rgaudet
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An AD connector would simplify the process, but it wouldn't add any functionality for the purposes of importing users. If you need help setting up LDAP on your KBOX, post what you've got so far here and I'll try to help.
Answered 02/22/2010 by: airwolf
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You can also use the LDAP Browser to help write the Search Base and the Search Filter. See this FAQ for an example:
http://www.kace.com/support/customer/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=55&id=738&artlang=en

One thing to note:
When setting up an authentication you will almost always use samaccountname=KBOX_USER as part of your filter.

When setting up an import you will almost always use samaccountname=* as part of your filter
Answered 02/23/2010 by: GillySpy
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Again, just wanted to see if anything was on the horizon for this. I would like to think that a appliance so focused on managing a Microsoft Windows environment would have an easier Microsoft "interaction" built in.
Answered 02/24/2010 by: rgaudet
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