Active Directory Domain Services Integration in Operations Manager 2007
Operations Manager 2007 allows you to leverage your investment in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) by enabling:
Assignment of computers to Management Groups using AD DS settings, helping to reduce the cost of agent configuration. This is also helpful if your organization uses images to deploy computers. For example, just add the Operations Management 2007 agent to the SQL Server 2005 server image and configure the agent to get its Management Group information from AD DS. When you bring up a new SQL Server 2005 server from the image, it's automatically configured to be managed by the specified Management Group and will download the appropriate Management Packs.
Delegation of Operations Manager 2007 roles, such as Operator, utilizing AD DS user accounts and security groups.
Authentication and authorization for Operations Manager 2007 Management Groups using AD DS.
|Managed computers do not have to be in an AD DS domain to be managed by Operations Manager 2007.|