Applies to: Cayosoft Administrator 4.X or later.
Administrative Units are sets of queries that can be used to represent administrative boundaries and simplify day-to-day tasks within the Cayosoft Administrator Web Portal. In Cayosoft Administrator you can create your own Administrative Units based on your organization structure to specify the granular access to specific scope for delegated administrators.
Typically, each group of delegated admins is supplied with dedicated Administrative Unit, where they have required permissions. And if you need to provide a search across all Administrative Units available for delegated administrator you can create and configure Global Administrative Unit.
Global Administrative Unit uses Global Catalog (GC) server to find the objects. Cayosoft Administrator automatically finds such server when Cayosoft service starts. However, there may be situations when you do not want to rely on automatic searching and want Cayosoft always use the specific GC server. This article will help you to configure this.
How to override Global Catalog server
To always use the specific GC server you need:
Close Cayosoft Administrator Console
Stop Cayosoft service (Open Task Manager, click Services tab, select in the list CayoAdminService and click Stop in pop-up menu)
Open folder where Cayosoft Administrator is installed, by default it is C:\Program Files\Cayo Software\AdminAssistant\
Backup the original .config file Cayo.PolicyManager.exe.config
Open Cayo.PolicyManager.exe.config in notepad or any other text editor
- Find the line
<add key="ActiveDirectoryOverrideGC" value="" />and insert into value desired GC server and port (by default it is 3268), for example:
<add key="ActiveDirectoryOverrideGC" value="myGCname.domain.com:3268" />
Save the file
Start Cayosoft service (you can do it from Task Manager again)
Note: Since you have overridden the default settings, our service will not search for an available GC server automatically and will always try to use the one specified in the .config file. Be aware, that server should be always available, and if necessary you will need to change the server name manually and then restart the Cayosoft service.