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Leading edge features
Configures a Microsoft Active Directory server or additional Directory Controllers leveraging Microsoft best practices.
* Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers are not supported.
Backups of Active Directory are performed as system state backups to attached volume and stored as a volume snapshot. (e.g. EBS snapshots on AWS)
The firewall permissions for the Active Directory server is configured by setting Windows Firewall permssions. For clouds that use security groups (e.g. AWS EC2) for networking permissions at the cloud level, you must also set up and use a security group that has the same firewall permissions.
The SYS AD open ports boot script sets up the Windows Firewall on the server with the same permissions as described above. If security groups are not supported by the cloud, only Windows Firewall is used for controlling network access.
The ServerTemplate uses volume-based storage (e.g. Amazon EBS), to store the following important Active Directory data:
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