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Quick Connect Express for AD 5.2 - Quick Start Guide

About Quick Connect

Quick Connect includes a core module called Quick Connect Sync Engine and a number of connectors that enable the Sync Engine to access external data systems to read and synchronize the identity information they contain.
To connect the Sync Engine to other data systems, you need to obtain and install special Quick Connect packages (also known as bundles), each providing connectors for particular data systems. Each of these Quick Connect packages requires a separate license file you can obtain from Quest Software.

Installing Quick Connect Express for Active Directory

In a 32-bit edition of Windows, run the QuickConnectExpressForAD_x86.msi file supplied with the Quick Connect Express for Active Directory installation package.
In a 64-bit edition of Windows, run the QuickConnectExpressForAD_x64.msi file supplied with the Quick Connect Express for Active Directory installation package.
3.
Select the Restart Quick Connect service now for changes to take effect check box.
4.
Click Finish to close the wizard.
msiexec /i "<Path to QuickConnectExpressForAD_x86.msi>"
RESTART_QCSERVICE=
<Value> /qb /l*v
"
<Path to file that will store the Setup log>"
– OR – 
msiexec /i "<Path to QuickConnectExpressForAD_x64.msi>"
RESTART_QCSERVICE=
<Value> /qb /l*v
"
<Path to file that will store the Setup log>"
0. Specifies not to restart the Quest Quick Connect Service. This value is also used when the RESTART_QCSERVICE argument is omitted.
1. Specifies to restart the Quest Quick Connect Service.

Working with an Active Directory Domain

To create a connection to an Active Directory domain, you need to use Quick Connect Sync Engine in conjunction with a special connector called Active Directory Connector. This connector is included in the Quick Connect Express for Active Directory package.
Forward link attribute. This is a linked attribute that exists on a source object (example: the member attribute on the Group object). Forward link attributes can be single-valued or multivalued.
Back link attribute. This is a linked attribute that can be specified on a target object (example: the memberOf attribute on the User object). Back link attributes are multivalued and they must have a corresponding forward link attribute. Back link attributes are not stored in Active Directory. Rather, they are calculated based on the corresponding forward link attribute each time a query is issued.

Creating an Active Directory Domain Connection

2.
Click Add connection, and then use the following options:
Select Active Directory Connector.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Specify connection settings page, use the following options:
In the Domain text box, type the fully qualified domain name of the domain to which you want to connect.
In the Domain controller text box, type the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller to which you want to connect.
None. Allows you to connect without using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Use. Allows you to connect through SSL.
Preferred. Allows you to attempt the connection through SSL first. If this connection attempt fails, the Sync Engine tries to connect without using SSL.
Quick Connect Service account. Allows you to access the Active Directory domain in the security context of the account under which the Quick Connect Service is running.
Windows account. Allows you to access the Active Directory domain in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
5.
Click Finish to create a connection to the Active Directory domain.
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