Product Documentation

Enabling domain management

Feb 24, 2016

Each target device that logs on to a domain requires a computer account on the domain controller. This computer account has a password that is maintained by the Windows desktop OS and is transparent to the user. The password for the account is stored both on the domain controller and on the target device. If the passwords stored on the target device and on the domain controller do not match, the user can not log on to the domain from the target device.

Domain management is activated by completing the following tasks:
  • Enabling Machine Account Password Management
  • Enabling Automatic Password Management

Enabling Machine Account Password Management

To enable machine account password management, complete the following:
  1. Right-click on a vDisk in the Console, then select the File Properties menu option.
  2. On the Options tab, select Active Directory machine account password management.
  3. Click OK, then close the properties dialogs, then restart the Streaming Service.

Enabling Automatic Password Management

If your target devices both belong to an Active Directory domain and are sharing a vDisk, the following additional steps must be completed:

To enable automatic password support, complete the following:
  1. Right-click on a Provisioning Server in the Console, then select the Properties menu option.
  2. Select the Enable automatic password support option on the Options tab.
  3. Set the number of days between password changes.
  4. Click OK to close the Server Properties dialog.
  5. Restart the Streaming Service.