Importing existing groups and computers from an Active Directory or an LDAP server
If your company uses either Active Directory or an LDAP server to manage groups, you can import the group structure into
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You can then manage the groups and computers from the management console.
Importing existing groups and computers lists the tasks you should perform to import the group structure before you can manage them.
Step 1: Connect
Symantec Endpoint Protection Managerto your company's directory server
You can connect
Symantec Endpoint Protection Managerto either Active Directory or an LDAP-compatible server. When you add the server, you should enable synchronization.
Step 2: Import either entire organizational units or containers
You can import the existing group structure from Active Directory or LDAP into the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You can also copy individual accounts from an imported group structure into an existing
Symantec Endpoint Protection Managergroup structure.
Symantec Endpoint Protection12.1.x, if you want to use the group structure of
Symantec Endpoint Protection Managerand not the directory server, import individual accounts.
Step 3: Either keep imported computer or user accounts in their own group or copy imported accounts to existing groups
After you import organizational units, you can do either of the following actions:
Step 4: Change the authentication method for administrator accounts (optional)
For the administrator accounts that you added in
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, change the authentication method to use directory server authentication instead of the default
Symantec Endpoint Protection Managerauthentication. You can use the administrator accounts to authenticate the accounts that you imported. When an administrator logs on to
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, the management server retrieves the user name from the database and the password from the directory server.