NetCloud Perimeter: Configuring ADConnect
Products Supported: NetCloud Perimeter
This article describes the steps necessary to configure NetCloud Perimeter ADConnect.
What is AD Connect?
Clients tied to an Active Directory domain receive most of their services through the magic of DNS. As long as they use an AD server (running the DNS role, of course) for name resolution, clients can fully participate in the domain.
NetCloud Perimeter's AD Connect app allows the network administrator to set the DNS servers for client computers on their NetCloud Perimeter network.
When a client connects to the NetCloud Perimeter network, it is assigned the Domain DNS servers via DHCP. When the client disconnects from the NetCloud Perimeter network, it goes back to using its original DNS servers.
How to Use AD Connect
Active Directory member servers running the DNS role should be selected. In most deployments, these are the domain controllers.
NOTE: Only computers marked as Resources are eligible to be selected within the AD Connect app.
This simple app lets you specify which AD Name Servers to use over NetCloud Perimeter, so that your remote machines know how to reach your domain controllers. In just three steps, you can provide domain access for remote machines, without policy updates, DNS changes, or firewall configuration. Once you apply this change, all the devices on this network will be pushed down the DNS setting on the NetCloud Perimeter Virtual Interface. (All the PC's must be running 300 and above to get the DNS setting)
Note: This article will be reformatted after the release of our next NetCloud Perimeter update
Note: ADConnect will not apply to NetCloud Gateway routers, or the external devices behind them.
Three Step Overview:
Install the NetCloud Perimeter client on your Domain Controller(s), and your remote machines
Convert the device to a server
Specify your Name Servers, and you’re done. Your remote machines now have full domain access, from anywhere.
- NetCloud Perimeter networks are 100% compatible with Active Directory domains and services
- Extend domain services to members and devices anywhere
- Domain membership is maintained over time, without the need for periodic domain "check-ins."
Note: After you enable ADConnect, you will need to setup a SmartZone to ensure optimal routing of local traffic.
Published Date: 07/14/2017
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