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cisco secure acs version

Hi there,
I have a Windows Server 2003 on which I want to run Cisco Secure ACS server. What version of ACS should I download so that it's compatible with Windows Server 2003 ? Ultimately I plan to integrate this Cisco Secure ACS with Active Directory so that users can log in using remote VPN with their domain credentials instead of me having to create them separately in ACS.
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kaciubaCommented:
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MagicFarmerCommented:
I agree, download 4.2 -- i have it on several 2003 boxes and have had no problems.
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decoleurCommented:
5.x is out now and can be run as a vmware image on its own hardened OS, it can tie directly into AD without providing a direct vector for access/exploitation. also it can leverage a location identifier to define role placement. So an Admin account at a starbucks would be given a different class of rights and permissions than an Admin local to the network.

hope this helps,

-t
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nabeel92Author Commented:
ok well i can download 5.x then if it can be directly tied into AD ! Decoleur, is there any documentation on how to integrate  ACS with AD ?
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nabeel92Author Commented:
if i try to run the setup of acs 5.0, it says it needs to be run on top of acs 4. if i look for acs 4.2/4.1 files, they all are cumulative patch files, readme files and not the setup files ... Only setup i can see is for ACS 3.0 which is trial version...do we need to purchase this software ? i have a CCO login
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decoleurCommented:
this is licensed software that needs to be purchased. The 5.0 version of the software can be loaded on a specific appliance or installed into VMWare ESX. I think you can just install it into ESX and use a limited duration Eval license. The same can be said for 4.x you can download an eval kit that lets you install it and use it for a limited duration. I can't remember if it is 60 or 90 days.


For the AD integration that falls under managing users and identity stores found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.1/user/guide/users_id_stores.html

hope this helps,

-t
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