Add Active Directory Server/Enter Active Directory Server Information/Enter Directory Service Server Information

Use this dialog box from the installation wizard to enter the directory service information, such as the name of the directory service server and the user account needed to access the server.

Select Directory Service

Displays the supported types of directory service.

Server/Domain Name

Specify the host name (Fully Qualified Domain Name) of the directory service server. For example,

User Name

Specify the user name of the account used to access the directory service server.

  • For Windows Active Directory, enter the user name in the following format: domain\username.

  • For Network Information Service (NIS), enter the user name of the NIS server administrator.

  • For Open LDAP, enter the user name of the administrator in root DN format. For example, cn=root,dc=example,dc=net.


Specify the password for the user name for the specified user account.

Confirm Password

Retype the password for confirmation.

LDAP Filter (Optional)

If the domain has been configured to use Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), specify the syntax of the LDAP filter to provide additional network security with the external domain.

Exception: The Network Information Service (NIS) does not support LDAP filters.

Use LDAP filters in the following scenarios:

  • To install only on client computers that are displayed in the filtered container.

    For example, suppose you have mycompany as your filter, which contains the computers, and If you only want to install the software on these computers, type mycompany in the LDAP Filter box.

  • To perform a wildcard character search within the Active Directory.

    For example, the following query string searches for all objects of type mycomputer with a name that begins with dev.


    For more information on query filters, refer to the Microsoft article Creating a Query Filter

  • To perform an Organizational Unit (OU) based search, use # as the delimiter for the query.

    For example, the following query string lists all the computers in the Sales unit starting with 's'.



    If your filter query contains the letters "ou", then you need to use # at the beginning of the filter query.

    For example, userAccountControl contains the letter ou, so the filter query should be:

    #(& (!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2) (name=a*))