We've moved, decommissioned, or migrated our Domain Controller and need to update the configuration in UTS' Directory Services
This article covers Universal Type Server 7 on all supported environments
If the only thing that has changed is the address to the Domain Controller, you can run this script directly on the server UTS is installed on to change the address:
Mac OS: Update DC Script (Mac OS)
Windows OS: Update DC Script (Windows)
When the process has been completed you should see "Update 1" at the bottom of the command line window.
Note: If you have made any structural or organizational changes to your AD structure the script will do more harm than good. We recommend if you are currently configured to use an IP address to use the DNS name when you run the script.
If structural or organizational changes have been made to your AD structure you will have to remove the current configuration and re-create your mappings. For a guide on setting up Directory Services in UTS, please see our User Management Administration Guide. We recommend the following before proceeding:
- Take screenshots of your mappings in each workgroup. This will make re-applying them much easier
- Make sure you have a clean and healthy UTS backup should you need to revert to your previous configuration
- Wait to decommission the old DC, otherwise you may not be able to view your mappings before removing them
During this process users added through Active Directory will be temporarily converted to native user accounts. Once the new configuration is in place and the mappings re-created, the users should convert back in LDAP users (as long as their AD shortname has not changed.)
If you run into trouble with this process or have additional questions please contact technical support