Microsoft Windows Active Directory Account

Introduction

Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft that provides a variety of network services, including Kerberos-based authentication.

CIT creates your AD account as soon as you become affiliated with UB. CIT deactivates your AD account N (?) months after you leave UB.

Your AD account enables you to use CSE, SENS and UBIT PCs. This includes all PCs found in the CSE labs. You can also run Windows programs using Citrix on the Linux and UNIX servers.

Logging In

Simply enter your UBIT Username and password.

Depending on the version of Windows on your PC, you may need to either set the "Domain" drop box value to "AD" or prefix your UBIT name with "ad\" (Example: ad\user name) at the login prompt (Windows 7/8x).

Setup and Config

  1. Before you use your AD account, create a directory called Windows in your sol home directory (if one doesn't already exist). AD will map this directory to your N:\ drive when you log in to a Windows computer. If this mapping does not occur automatically you may do the following:
    1. Depending on the OS, right click on "My Computer" or "Computer"
    2. Select "Map network drive..."
    3. Choose "N" for the drive letter.
    4. Next to "Folder:", type: \\lumier\username
    5. Be sure to check "Reconnect at logon"
    6. If you are prompted for a password enter ad\username and for the password use your UBIT password
  2. Keep all your files in your N:\ drive on lumier. Anything left on the machines may be deleted at any time.
  3. You may associate printers with your AD account.

Password

  1. Your Windows password is synchronized with your UBIT password. If you have never used your UBIT username/password, you can find your default password here: UBITName: What is my password?.
  2. You may change your UBIT/Windows password anytime here: Change Your UBITName Password.

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Directory
  2. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/active-directory.aspx