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  • Ken Staude

    Is there anywhere which documents what the "Test Credentials" actual will test against? I looked here and the help documentation itself. At first glance, I'm guessing this is just validating the username / password authenticate against Active Directory?

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  • Adam Ruth

    Thank you, it is missing.  It's been changed slightly for version 2.2 of Deploy and 2.1 of Inventory, but here's how it works.

    In the older versions the test is performed on the local computer, using the LogonUser API, which will then be passed on to Active Directory as needed.  If the domain is a local domain (it's blank or starts with a .) then you are prompted for the name of a computer to test against.  The same LogonUser API is used targeted to that computer.

    The change in the newer versions is that you are prompted for a computer name if the domain doesn't match the domain of the current user (the one running the Console) to take care of cases where the other domain doesn't have a relationship with the current domain.

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  • Ken Staude

    Thanks Adam for the clarification! Just was looking through 2.2 of Deploy and was the first time I noticed it.  Just wanted to see if it was testing against local / domain / other domain machines for certain rights or not.  Everything above was clear and didn't note it in the beta docs. 

    Once again, I appreciate the information!

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