Active Directory FAQ

Information Technology has implemented Microsoft Active Directory. TROY has migrated the majority of University owned computers to Active Directory. A key step in the migration process involved "joining" (or registering) machines to Active Directory in order for them to receive the full complement of services. The migration of your machine will be performed by Information Technology deployment teams.

Active Directory (AD) is a software environment developed by Microsoft that provides directory services, network file and print services, and identity management. AD will allow us to consolidate a number of services and functions onto one platform. It will also allow us to provide critical services and work toward single-sign on for many of the university’s support systems.

All Troy University users are affected in some way. Faculty/Staff and their University owned machines are joined to the directory, as well as computer lab machines.

Your initial login process at computer startup is different. Whether previously on Active Directory or not, you will be presented with a screen to login to Active Directory. Your files, e-mail, software, and printers on your local machine profile are available after migration.

Collegiate Link
Impulse Authentication
Ellucian Portal
Ellucian Recruiter
Student Self-Service
Trojan Web Express

Your local machine
NAS Accounts
McAfee EPO
Cbord HMS

After migration you still have access to all of the data currently in your shares. However, the credentials will no longer be saved.

Faculty and Staff are still able to install and uninstall software. 

Faculty and lab administrators have the same rights in the lab as they do on their university machine.  Student’s access to administrator functions is restricted in the university labs.

No.  Access to the network still require the use of credentials entered into a Web browser, but a student’s personal computer settings is not changed.

No. Website restrictions will continue to be managed using the same methods that were in place prior to Active Directory deployment.

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