Active Directory

Minimum length of search string in Active Directory (Optional for AD module)

The length of the search string in dropdown boxes before a query is made to the AD. Set this value higher than 0 to improve search performance in the AD.


Use AD-Deployment where possible

When enabled, SoftwareCentral will add devices to AD-Groups instead of collections. It is required that the packages install and uninstall collections have a query rule pointing to an AD-Group. The AD-Group name clause in the queries must start with the domain name followed by a backslash and the group name. If no query rule is found for the collection, SoftwareCentral will instead create a direct membership rule on the collection.

See the guide “SoftwareCentral AD-Deployment”


Refresh Collection Membership after a deployment (Only works when AD-Deployment is enabled)

This will refresh the collection membership after a software deployment. This will only have an effect if AD deployment is enabled. Otherwise it will slow down the system.


Use pre Windows 2000 domain name (Only applies to local group in AD-Module)

Enables support for pre-windows 2000 domains in the Local Group Administration interface. After enabling this, go to the Domain tab and set up the pre-windows 2000 domain names.


Use double wildcard search when searching for AD groups (This can be slow)

Enable double wildcard search when searching for AD groups. The default behavior only allows to search by “starts with”.

This will have an impact on the search speed.


Overwrite pre Windows 2000 domain names with normal domain name when users login

Enable this setting if users log in to Windows using the pre-windows 2000 domain name, but you require that users are registered with the normal domain name in SoftwareCentral and services called by SoftwareCentral.


Ignore ping function (Only applies to local group in AD-Module)

Try to connect to the client even if a ping does not return. This only applies to the local group administration interface.


Send local group notification mail (Only applies to local group in AD-Module)

If enabled, SoftwareCentral will send a mail notification to users which are added to a local group for a given period.

You can change the notification mail, "Local Group Notification", with the Mail Template Editor.


Maximum timespan a user can set to be member of a local group



Use Global Catalog

Use the global catalog instead of a local domain controller. This may slow down AD searches, but can be necessary depending on the location of the SoftwareCentral web server.


Organizational Unit with AD-Module templates

The AD-module users existing users as templates for new users. Use this setting to select an organizational unit with the users you want as templates. You could for instance create a special OU only with users for templates, such as a "Danish HR worker" and so on.



Settings for each domain in the AD. If there isn’t trust to a domain, a service account with the same permissions as the SoftwareCentral service account is required on that domain. See the guide “SoftwareCentral Untrusted Domain Support” for more information.




See Also

Untrusted Domain Support



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