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May 2011 1 HUIT Domain Joining Utility (DJU) Kurt Levitan Manager, Desktop Systems Management

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1 May HUIT Domain Joining Utility (DJU) Kurt Levitan Manager, Desktop Systems Management

2 FAS Environment Over 6000 computers Over 170 Departmental OUs in FAS Domain Multiple Active Directory Domains Pre-2010 all computers in one generic OU Each technician had own method of naming and adding computers to AD No Standards ( tools/process/software/hardware ) HUIT - Do Not Distribute 2

3 Change Universal Desktop –Introduced standard hardware, tools, and process for building and deploying computers. AD Consolidation Needed tool to assist in adding computers to domains in a standard way. Old DJU (Eric Dropps) had basic functionality. HUIT - Do Not Distribute 3

4 Requirements Support for Windows XP, 7 and Macs Support for multiple domains with different structures Ability to work with new domains without recoding Place computers in correct OU Name computers with standard scheme HUIT - Do Not Distribute 4

5 More Requirements Improved security Collect Survey data –Standard Department name list dynamically built from AD Install Management Tools (LANDesk, ESET, Connected) HUIT - Do Not Distribute 5

6 Tool Flexibility To adapt to the needs of the AD project needed a way to change the program without recoding. Answer: external configuration file – old style.INI file (easier than XML) Only hardcoded information is URL of the DJU.ini file HUIT - Do Not Distribute 6

7 DJU.ini [Domains] PrimaryAccountDomain=FAS_Domain FASUsrBoundServer=dssadc1.ad.fas.harvard.edu FASUsrRootDN=DC=ad,DC=fas,DC=harvard,DC=edu NumDomains=2 Domain1=FAS_Domain Domain2=WJH-AD [FAS_Domain] BoundServer=dssadc1.ad.fas.harvard.edu BaseDN=OU=FAScomputers,DC=ad,DC=fas,DC=harvard,DC=edu RootDN=DC=ad,DC=fas,DC=harvard,DC=edu DomainDNS=ad.fas.harvard.edu LANDeskInstaller=http://webserver.ad.fas.harvard.edu/ldlogon/AGENTS/Windows FAS Standard Agent v4.exe ESETInstaller=http://webserver.ad.fas.harvard.edu/Packages/PC/ESET/ESET_32bit_42712.exe ConnectedInstaller=http://webserver.ad.fas.harvard.edu/Packages/PC/Connected/InstallConnectedDJU.exe BuildingList=http://webserver.ad.fas.harvard.edu/packages/pc/Other/DJU/buildings.txt ConfigSource=http://webserver.ad.fas.harvard.edu/packages/pc/Other/DJU/FASITConfigs.txt LocalAdmin=True [AD_Econ] BoundServer=dc1.ad.economics.harvard.edu HUIT - Do Not Distribute 7

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9 9 Department list populated from field in the OU data Building list downloaded from web server. Configs: ( User, Lab, Kiosk, Shared, etc. ) from web server. Each domain can have a different list. Survey data stored in registry

10 HUIT - Do Not Distribute 10 FAS Naming Standard: 3 or 4 character prefix for department. Official codes used in PeopleSoft. Data read from AD User name (truncated to fit) Number of computer (first, second, third) in AD

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12 HUIT - Do Not Distribute 12 After reboot program auto-runs and requires technician login. Computer is joined to the domain and user is made a local admin.

13 HUIT - Do Not Distribute 13 After reboot program auto-runs again and gives option to install other software. A Mac version (written by Curtis Minns) has identical functionality.


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