Active Directory Central Service Available to Campus Departments

For the past year, IET has been creating a plan to implement Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) in the Campus Data Center. The Data Center has developed an Active Directory central service that fifteen departments campus-wide may tap into over the next few months. Campus departments who will be involved include IET, the Office of Administration, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Chancellor. IET will provide the thin root service for the campus domains and a secure means of authentication integrated with the IET Computing Accounts service. A Web site has been created that highlights information on the Active Directory Project, including documentation on how to join the Campus Data Center AD forest. The site is available at http://windows.ucdavis.edu/. Questions about the AD project can be emailed to adhelp@ucdavis.edu.