It is possible to connect a user source from the AD to a ZCM server.
I will explain you step-by-step how to do this using the ZENworks control center.
Active Directory user source in Novell ZENworks
The tutorial explains in 7 steps how to connect AD user sources to a ZCM Server in Novell ZENworks.
NOTE: First of all I want to excuse for the screenshots. They are in German and I don’t have the chance to make English ones these days. I think you can still easily understand it. The words are very similar and you can find the English expressions in the text. Hope it is still useful for you.
You have to login to the ZCM control with your web browser and select configuration in the drop down menu on the left side.
Select User Sources
Set up a new user source.
Just click “New” in the user sources tab. Enter the domain name and the IP-address (picture: create new user source)
After you set domain name and IP address, you will be asked for a user account with reading permission. The user account needs reading permissions on the AD tree (e.g. the administrator).
In the next step you need to set the authentication method.
After you finished setting the authentication method, you have the possibility to select individual OUs from the AD you want to manage via ZCM server.
Finish you selection of all relevant OUs and click “Next” – now you have an AD available as a user source on your ZCM server.