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Combine AD synchronization with manual groups


I've set up an ePO 4.6 environment and I'm using AD synchronization to fill my ePO database with objects.

I carefully selected which OU's I want to sync from my domain, and which ones are to be excluded.

This is working perfect for me so far but...

I also made 1 manual group within the ePO system tree called "Repository Servers" and I have manually added my repository servers there.

The AD sync task is configured to sync all my workstations for now and not any servers. So my repository servers aren't being sync'd which is what I want.

Problem now is that when I run the AD Sync task the "Repository Servers" group which I manually created in ePO dissapears and the objects which were in there are moved to Lost & Found.

Is there any way to combine AD Synchronization with manually created groups in ePO. Or can I lock a manually created group so it won't be deleted?

I want the majority of my managed object to be sync'd by AD Synchronization, but also want 1 or 2 groups which I can manage manually.

Thanks in advance for any ideas and suppport.


Message was edited by: m.dungen3 on 12/9/11 4:33:47 AM CST

Message was edited by: m.dungen3 on 12/9/11 4:37:50 AM CST
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Re: Combine AD synchronization with manual groups

Sounds like you have set up the AD sync at the root level "My Organization", this would make your manual created group and systemobjects disppear at each sync. To solve this set up the AD sync on a first level group instead that is on the same level as your "Repository Servers" group.


My Organization

     - AD Synced group

     - Repository Servers


on 12/9/11 1:15:42 PM CET

Re: Combine AD synchronization with manual groups

Hi Magnus,

thanks for the tip!

Sounds logical indeed to do it that way 😉


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Re: Combine AD synchronization with manual groups

Indeed, you need to set up your Sync in a level below 'My Organisation' & then the manual groups will remain,

Had exactly the same issue here but ended up with all of my desktops (100K+) sitting in lost and found as they were populated manually.

Ho Hum- all sorted now though

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