Solved

Adding non-domain users to active directory

Posted on 2011-03-03
4
448 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We currently have a small windows 2003 domain setup where all the users are internal employees. We are looking to create a new class of user accounts that are external customers. This group of accounts would be held under active directory for maintenance only. (Another application will pull the account info from here using ldap). In other words, these accounts would have no access to any internal domain resources.  

I'm not sure how to procede with this. Should this all take place on a seperate server on a completely different domain or could I somehow intergrate these accounts into our  current envirionment ?

Thanks,
Bill


0
Comment
Question by:billmx
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
IamTheMorsa earned 500 total points
ID: 35027517
You can create an OU for those accounts, create the accounts, don't put them in group memberships and then change their default membership to something other than domain users.  You could create a group call "external users" and then assign those users to that group as their default group.

You could create a whole new AD domain, but that might be over kill for what you are trying to do.  It really depends on your needs and what is required.
0
 

Author Comment

by:billmx
ID: 35346846
Creating a new OU worked perfectly. It keeps those accounts seperate from our internal accounts so the distiction is clear. Thanks !
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 37433043
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Is your Office 365 signature not working the way you want it to? Are signature updates taking up too much of your time? Let's run through the most common problems that an IT administrator can encounter when dealing with Office 365 email signatures.
This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question