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Microsoft Active Directory (v13.5.0-LTS) - Reference

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  1. Info
  2. Images
  3. Scripts
  4. Inputs
  5. Revisions
  6. See also

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Current revision: 2
Date published: 2013/08/30 00:02:46 +0000
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  • Description:
    This ServerTemplate is on the LTS lineage. For the latest Infinity version, see the Infinity Release  
    For a description of the Infinity and LTS lineages, see ServerTemplate Release Methodology
    
    Configures a Microsoft Active Directory server or additional Directory Controllers leveraging Microsoft best practices. 
    
    Key Features:
    * Standalone or multiple AD server configurations
    * Volume-based AD database
    * Scheduled, continuous backups
    
    Documentation:  
    Microsoft Active Directory Release Notes  
    Tutorial    

    Application versions: * .Net 3.5SP1 * .Net 40 * .Net 4.5 * PowerShell 2.0 * PowerShell 3.0 Supported compute clouds: * Amazon Web Services EC2 * Rackspace Open Cloud (US, UK) * Windows Azure Supported snapshot backup clouds: * Amazon Web Services EC2 * Rackspace Open Cloud (US, UK) * Windows Azure Supported MultiCloud Images: * Windows 2008R2 - Amazon, Rackspace Open Cloud, Windows Azure
  • Supported Clouds: AWS AP-Singapore, AWS AP-Sydney, AWS AP-Tokyo, AWS EU, AWS SA-Sao Paulo, AWS US-East, AWS US-Oregon, AWS US-West, Azure East Asia, Azure East US, Azure North Europe, Azure Southeast Asia, Azure West Europe, Azure West US, Rackspace Open Cloud - Chicago, Rackspace Open Cloud - Dallas, Rackspace Open Cloud - London

Images

The following MultiCloud Images (MCIs) are used by the ServerTemplate. The MCIs determine which operating systems and clouds are supported.

MultiCloud Images

  • RightImage_Windows_2008R2_SP1_x64_ad_v13.5.0-LTS
    • AWS AP-Singapore, AWS AP-Sydney, AWS AP-Tokyo, AWS EU, AWS SA-Sao Paulo, AWS US-East, AWS US-Oregon, AWS US-West, Azure East Asia, Azure East US, Azure North Europe, Azure Southeast Asia, Azure West Europe, Azure West US, Rackspace Open Cloud - Chicago, Rackspace Open Cloud - Dallas, Rackspace Open Cloud - London

Scripts

Inputs

ADMIN_PASSWORD

Set the password for the local Administrator account. This should be at least 7 characters long with at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one digit.

AD_ADMIN_ACCOUNT

This is a login for account with administrative right in Active Directory. Example: Administrator

AD_ADMIN_PASSWORD

Password for the privileged account (AD_ADMIN_ACCOUNT).

AD_DOMAIN_CONTROLLER

Type of domain controller. Choose one of the variants; do not override them.

AD_DOMAIN_LEVEL

Used to specify functional domain level for a new domain. Three domain functional levels are available: Windows 2003 (2), Windows 2008 (3), Windows 2008R2 (4). Example: 4

AD_FOREST_LEVEL

Used to specify functional forest level for a new domain. Three forest functional levels are available: Windows 2003 (2), Windows 2008 (3), Windows 2008R2 (4). Example: 4

AD_LINEAGE_NAME

WARNING: AD Backups will not work if the server is locked. The lineage of the Active Directory backups. A string that is used to track all backups in a certain 'set', usually deployment wide. Ex: ADBACKUP

AD_NEW_FSMO_HOLDER

This is a FQDN name of domain controller. It is used for changing FSMO roles of active directory

AD_RESTORE_MODE

Indicates whether this server will be restored from AD backup (AD Create a Directory Controller (v13.0) boot script is skipped in this case). Default value is False.

AD_RESTORE_TIMESTAMP

Use this input to restore volumes from specific snapshot based on the 'rs_backup:timestamp=...' tag. If this input is undefined, the latest backup in the lineage will be used. Ex: 1306232588

AD_SITE_NAME

The name of the Active Directory site. Example: text:Site

AD_TRANSFER

Choose "transfer" to transfer all FSMO roles from one domain controller to another. Choose "Seize" to seize all FSMO roles.

AD_USER_FIRST_NAME

The first name of a newly created user. For example: John

AD_USER_LAST_NAME

The last name of a newly created user. For example: Smith

AD_USER_LOGIN

The login of a newly created user. For example: John.Smith

AD_USER_PASSWORD

The password of a newly created user. The password must contain lowercase and capital letters, symbols and numbers. For example: Oplq2cxa_

AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID

The Access Key ID is an Amazon Access Credential that's used to authenticate your requests to AWS services. It's unique to your AWS Account Number. The Access Key ID and Secret Access Key are used to retrieve objects from an S3 bucket that are 'private'. Log into your AWS account at aws.amazon.com to retrieve your access identifiers. It's strongly recommended that you use a RightScale Credential (Design > Credentials) to hide the actual key value from non-admin users while still allowing them to pass the appropriate value as an input. Ex: 1JHQQ4KVEVM02KVEVM02

AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

The Secret Access Key is an Amazon Access Credential that's used to authenticate your requests to AWS services. It's unique to your AWS Account Number. The Access Key ID and Secret Access Key are used to retrieve objects from an S3 bucket that are 'private'. Log into your AWS account at aws.amazon.com to retrieve your access identifiers. It's strongly recommended that you use a RightScale Credential (Design > Credentials) to hide the actual key value from non-admin users while still allowing them to pass the appropriate value as an input. Ex: XVdxPgOM4auGcMlPz61IZGotpr9LzzI07tT8s2Ws

BACKUP_VOLUME_IO_OPERATIONS_PER_SECOND

The number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) that the volume supports. IOPS is currently only supported on Amazon EC2. Range is 100 to 1000. Example: 500

BACKUP_VOLUME_SIZE

Used to specify the size in GB of AD backup volume. Example: 100

CSV_FILE_PATH

This should be full path to a csv file on local file system which used for bulk user creation. The structure of the file is described in the comment within script body. Ex: C:\Users\administrator\Downloads\Myusers.csv

DB_BACKUP_KEEP_LAST

The total number of snapshots to keep. When this limit has been reached, the oldest snapshot will be deleted. (Default: 60)

DNS_DOMAIN_NAME

FQDN of the DNS record to be updated. This input is used for DynDNS, Rackspace Cloud DNS, Route53. Set to "text:" and leave blank to bypass DNS registration on boot. Ex: my.domain.com

DNS_ID

ID of DNS record or zone to be updated. This input has specific meaning for each DNS provider: DNS Made Easy: 7-digit DNS record ID provided by DNS Made Easy. Ex: 1234123 DynDNS: not used Rackspace Cloud DNS: ID if Rackspace DNS zone of the record to be updated. Ex: 123456 Route53: ID of Route53 zone of the record to be updated. Ex: Z1BINKNIEY8Y9L Set to "text:" and leave blank to bypass DNS registration on boot.

DNS_IP_ADDRESS

IP address to update the DNS record. Type specific IP address or select whether to use public or private IP address of the current instance. Set to "text:" and leave blank to bypass DNS registration on boot. Ex: 1.2.3.4

DNS_PASSWORD

Password or authentication key that is used to access and modify DNS records. Provider-specific details: DNS Made Easy: Password of your DNS Made Easy account: Ex: cred:DME_PASSWORD DynDNS: Password of your DynDNS account. Ex: cred:DYN_DNS_PASSWORD Rackspace Cloud DNS: Rackspace API authentication key. Ex: cred:RACKSPACE_AUTH_KEY Route53: Your AWS Secret Access Key. Ex: cred:AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

DNS_SERVICE

One of the supported DNS providers: DNS Made Easy, DynDNS, Rackspace Cloud DNS (US and UK regions), Route53. Please use predefined value and don't override the dropdown.

DNS_TTL

TTL of the DNS record, default value is 60.

DNS_USER

Username or account ID that is used to access and modify DNS records. Provider-specific details: DNS Made Easy: Username of your DNS Made Easy account: Ex: mydnsacct DynDNS: Username of your DynDNS account. Ex: mydnsacct Rackspace Cloud DNS: Username of your Rackspace account. Ex: cred:RACKSPACE_USERNAME Route53: Your AWS Access Key ID. Ex: cred:AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID Set to "text:" and leave blank to bypass DNS registration on boot.

FQDN_DOMAIN_NAME

This is a FQDN name for Active Directory. Example: rightscale.local

GROUP_DESCRIPTION

Used for adding a description to a new group. For example: Custom group

GROUP_NAME

Name of a new group. For example: SqlServers

GROUP_SCOPE

Used to define a group scope - domain local, global or universal.

GROUP_TYPE

Used to define a group type. Security type allows to set a permission for the object in Active Directory.

KB_ARTICLE_NUMBER

Microsoft KB number of update to be installed. Use format KBxxxxxx (x is digit) or just xxxxxx to specify the number.

KMS_HOST

FQDN or IP address of KMS server to activate this instance with. Ex: kms.mydomain.com

KMS_PORT

Port number to be used to connect to KMS server. Default value is 1688. Ex: 11688

NETBIOS_DOMAIN_NAME

This is a netbios name for Active Directory. This value must be 15 characters or less. Example: Rightscale

PDC_DNS_IP

This input is necessary for adding a secondary domain controller. For example: 10.15.26.184

REMOTE_DC_IP

Ip address of remote server. Ex: 10.10.10.10

SAFE_MODE_PASSWORD

This password is used for disaster recovery of Active Directory. Example: cred:AD_SAFE_MODE_PASSWORD

SCHEDULE_BACKUP_DAY

Used to specify a day of week for weekly backups to done.

SCHEDULE_BACKUP_FREQUENCY

Used to specify backup frequency for AD backups.

SCHEDULE_BACKUP_TIME

Used to specify time for backups in 24hr time. Example: 02:00

SCHEDULE_MONTHLY_DAY

Used to specify the day when monthly backups are launched. Example: 10. It means that backup will be create every 10-th day of month.

SERVER_UUID

Universally-unique identifier for this server incarnation. Unique across all clouds, partitions, and guaranteed to change after a bundled boot or stop/start operation. Can be used as a sketchy or lumberjack hostname identifier.

SKETCHY

Hostname of the Sketchy server associated with the instance.

SYS_WINDOWS_TZINFO

Sets the system timezone to the timezone specified, which must be a valid Windows timezone entry. You can find a list of valid examples using TZUTIL /L from command prompt. You may override the dropdown if you do not see your timezone listed.

TCP_PORTS

TCP port(s) which will be opened to allow connections for remote host. Ex: 53 389 636

UDP_PORTS

UDP port(s) which will be opened to allow connections for remote host. Ex: 53 135

VOLUME_IO_OPERATIONS_PER_SECOND

The number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) that the volume supports. IOPS is currently only supported on Amazon EC2. Range is 100 to 1000. Example: 500

VOLUME_SIZE

Used to specify in GB the size of volumes for AD database and logs. Example: 100

WINDOWS_AUTOMATIC_UPDATES_POLICY

Define the Windows automatic update policy for the instance.

WINDOWS_UPDATES_REBOOT_SETTING

Specify how the Windows automatic updates should be applied to a running server. For example, you may not want the server to automatically reboot itself after applying an update. Automatic reboot is disabled by default. (e.g. Do Not Allow Reboot)

Revision History

Revision Date Published Description of Changes Known Issues
2 Aug 29, 2013 Initial release. See v13.5 LTS Release Notes. N/A

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