Manage your Active Directory configuration

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If you changed your DNS servers or Active Directory domain, you need to modify the SMB server in Cloud Volumes Service so that it can continue to serve storage to clients.

  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Click the An icon with three dots button at the top of the page and click Manage Active Directory.

    If no Active Directory is configured, you can add one now. If one is configured, you can modify or delete the settings using the An icon with three dots button.

  3. Specify the settings for the SMB server:

    Field Description

    DNS Primary IP Address

    The IP addresses of the DNS servers that provide name resolution for the SMB server. Use a comma to separate the IP addresses when referencing multiple servers, for example,,

    Active Directory Domain to join

    The FQDN of the Active Directory (AD) domain that you want the SMB server to join.

    SMB Server NetBIOS name

    A NetBIOS name for the SMB server that will be created.

    Credentials authorized to join the domain

    The name and password of a Windows account with sufficient privileges to add computers to the specified Organizational Unit (OU) within the AD domain.

    Organizational Unit

    The organizational unit within the AD domain to associate with the SMB server. The default is CN=Computers for connections to your own Windows Active Directory server.

  4. Click Save to save your settings.