Active Roles 7.3.3 - Skype for Business Server User Management Administration Guide

Container for new shadow accounts

Container for new shadow accounts

The Master Account Management policy allows you to specify the container in which you want Active Roles to create shadow accounts when enabling master accounts for Skype for Business Server. You can select the desired organizational unit in the Skype for Business Server forest or you can let Active Roles choose the default container.

If you select a particular organizational unit, Active Roles creates shadow accounts in that organizational unit. You can select an organizational unit from any domain of the Skype for Business Server forest that is registered with Active Roles as a managed domain.

If you let Active Roles choose the default container for new shadow aActive Rolesccounts, then Active Roles creates shadow accounts in the Users container in a particular domain of the Skype for Business Server forest. If the forest root domain of the Skype for Business Server forest is registered with Active Roles as a managed domain, then Active Roles creates shadow accounts in that domain. Otherwise, Active Roles creates shadow accounts in the domain that appears first in the ordered list of the managed domains from the Skype for Business Server forest. Note that Active Roles requires at least one domain of the Skype for Business Server forest to be registered with Active Roles as a managed domain.

Default description for new shadow accounts

Default description for new shadow accounts

The Master Account Management policy allows you to specify a text to use as the default description for new shadow accounts that Active Roles creates when enabling master accounts for Skype for Business Server. Active Roles writes that text to the Description property of every new shadow account.

Attribute to store a reference to shadow account

Attribute to store a reference to shadow account

By default, the Master Account Management policy designates the adminDescription attribute of the master account for storing the GUID of the shadow account, and allows you to choose a different attribute for that purpose. Skype for Business Server User Management uses this attribute to identify the shadow account in the Skype for Business Server forest when managing a given master account in an external forest. The policy causes Active Roles to set this attribute on the master account when linking the master account to the shadow account in the Skype for Business Server forest.

Synchronized properties

Synchronized properties

The Master Account Management policy defines a list of properties to copy from the master account to the shadow account. These properties are referred to as synchronized properties. When you use Active Roles to set or change a synchronized property of a master account, the policy causes Active Roles to set or change the value of that property on both the master account and shadow account.

In addition, Skype for Business Server User Management provides a scheduled task that copies synchronized properties from every managed master account to the corresponding shadow account. The task runs on a scheduled basis to ensure that each of the synchronized properties of the shadow account has the same value as the corresponding property of the master account. If a synchronized property of the shadow account has changed for whatever reason, Active Roles changes that property back to the value found on the master account. For further details, see Scheduled synchronization later in this document.

The following table provides the default list of synchronized properties. You can configure the policy to synchronize additional properties or remove individual properties from synchronization.

Table 3: Default list of synchronized properties

c (Country Abbreviation)

co (Country)

company (Company)

countryCode (Country-Code)

department (Department)

displayName (Display Name)

givenName (First Name)

homePhone (Home Phone)

initials (Initials)

l (City)

mobile (Mobile Number)

otherTelephone (Phone Number (Others))

physicalDeliveryOfficeName (Office Location)

postalCode (ZIP/Postal Code)

postOfficeBox (Post Office Box)

sAMAccountName (Logon Name (pre-Windows 2000))

sn (Last Name)

st (State/Province)

streetAddress (Street Address)

telephoneNumber (Telephone Number)

title (Job Title)

url (Web Page Address (Others))

wWWHomePage (Web Page Address)

 

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