Use Default AD Credentials Tick Box



  • Hi,

    Just a suggestion for a future version regarding system usability. I think it would benefit most users to have a tickbox that allows all hosts to have their AD settings reflect the current credential values in the configuration area on each host, this means that you can still use different credentials for different hosts in the same way you can now but on a more optional basis per host.

    The majority of people probably use one account designated for FOG to add all hosts to the domain upon deployment so I think that this would make FOG more manageable.

    It’s probably more difficult to implement than it seems but would mean that if the user account that adds the computers to your domain was compromised or has it’s password reset then you can easily update all hosts at once and will not need to do this for each individual group as I’m currently having to do.

    This would probably make the system easier to manage in the event of a password or entire account change as mentioned above.

    Many Thanks.
    KOA-IT



  • Ahh right, if it resets the OU settings its best kept as it is, as each classroom has its own OU to manage programs that we push to specialised classrooms.

    If there was an option to just refresh the username and password details to all hosts without modifying the OU’s that would be great.

    Only reason I asked for the feature was because I had to change the settings as I updated to v1.2.0 and got caught out by the hosts storing credentials, maybe the hosts should just store the OU by default but if a different account needs to be used to join the machine to the domain then the option remains and could be activated per host via an option box…

    Maybe if the username & password per host is left blank then it would use the settings from the configuration area, but i was trying to shorten my task of updating the host’s stored credentials by asking about a tick box that could enable the already specified username & password to be used.

    Just a minor ask but in my opinion it would enhance FOG by making the management of it easier if the main domain adding account needed the password resetting or the account changes altogether.

    Cheers


  • Developer

    it’s not possible to have sub-groups, but hosts can be members to an unlimited number of groups. be aware that changing credentials to a group also changes OU settings



  • I have them grouped by which classroom they are in, if you can have more groups under a main group then I will do that.

    I wasn’t aware you could make a tree like the below in FOG?

    --------> Computers
    ----> Group1
    ----> Group2
    ----> Group3

    I’ll take a look at this tomorrow if its possible to do :)

    Thanks for your speedy response, if it works then thats great!


  • Senior Developer

    @KOA-IT, post: 36532, member: 25995 said:

    Hi,

    Just a suggestion for a future version regarding system usability. I think it would benefit most users to have a tickbox that allows all hosts to have their AD settings reflect the current credential values in the configuration area on each host, this means that you can still use different credentials for different hosts in the same way you can now but on a more optional basis per host.

    The majority of people probably use one account designated for FOG to add all hosts to the domain upon deployment so I think that this would make FOG more manageable.

    It’s probably more difficult to implement than it seems but would mean that if the user account that adds the computers to your domain was compromised or has it’s password reset then you can easily update all hosts at once and will not need to do this for each individual group as I’m currently having to do.

    This would probably make the system easier to manage in the event of a password or entire account change as mentioned above.

    Many Thanks.
    KOA-IT

    Why not just create a group that contains all the hosts that belong in a specific Domain?

    Then you just go to that one group, update the info and update.

    It’s pretty much the same thing.


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