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CurrentWare allows you to integrate your Active Directory hierarchy onto the CurrentWare Console to easily manage your users.
You can find this option on the CurrentWare Console under Tools > Import Users.
CurrentWare will sync any OUs and users updates to the CurrentWare Console once every 24 hours. If you need to sync with AD immediately, you can go to Tools > Import Users > Click on the “Sync now” button.
When AD sync is enabled, you will have the ability to modify your group policies but you will not be able to move, rename, or delete the AD groups or users on the CurrentWare Console. To achieve data integrity during the AD sync process, CurrentWare must retain the same AD structure. You will have to manage your OUs and users directly on your Active Directory on your Windows Configuration Manager Console.
When you disable AD sync, you will retain control of your groups and users again. The policies set during AD sync and the data collected will also be retained.
What happens when I delete an OU from AD? The deleted OU group and the users within that group will be moved to the “Non-AD” folder. The data and policies will be retained.
With AD sync enabled, you will still have the ability to manage your other Windows workgroup users by using the [Non-AD] group that’s created automatically after you activate AD sync.
The CurrentWare Console syncs with your Active Directory every 24 hours. If you want to refresh your AD structure on the CurrentWare Console faster, you click on the “Sync Now” button to manually push out the update.
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