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LDS Administration Tools

DigitalPersona LDS Administration Tools

The DigitalPersona LDS Administration Tools are part of a separate installation package included in the DigitalPersona product package.

Installation of the LDS Administration Tools is necessary for licensing the DigitalPersona Server. The package also includes the optional User Query Snap-in and the GPMC Extensions, used to query user data and to manage DigitalPersona policies and settings.

If you will be managing your DigitalPersona LDS Server directly from the computer it is installed on, you will want to also install the DigitalPersona Administration Tools on the computer. However, you can also manage the DigitalPersona LDS Server from another domain-aware computer in which case you would install the Administration Tools on that computer. It must be installed on a machine that also has either the DigitalPersona LDS Server, or DigitalPersona LDS Workstation.

The tools may be installed on a single workstation for centralized administration of DigitalPersona; or for larger organizations, each tool may be installed on a separate workstation in order to divide the administration of various features among several people.

By default, all Administration Tools are installed. Select Custom Setup to deselect any tools you do not wish to install.

Installation LDS Administration Tools

  1. Locate and launch the exe located in the ..\Server\DigitalPersona LDS Administration Tools folder of the product package. The DigitalPersona LDS Administration Tools Wizard displays.
  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  3. On the License Agreement page, accept the agreement and click Next.
  4. On the Destination Folder page, click Next. If this is the first DigitalPersona product being installed on this machine, there will also be a Change button which allows you to change the installation directory. Additional DigitalPersona product installations remove this button in order to ensure that associated products are installed to the same directory.
  5. On the Setup Type page, select a Complete installation or choose Custom to control which features are installed and where they are installed.
    • Complete – Installs all available features: the User Query Snap-in for collecting DigitalPersona LDS user information for the AD domain, and the GPMC Extensions, used to link product policies and settings to Active Directory containers.
    • Custom – By default, installs all features, but allows deselecting any feature.
  6. On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
  7. On the Installshield Wizard completed page, click Finish.

User Query Snap-in

The User Query Snap-in feature is installed by default as part of the DigitalPersona Administration Tools. Use of the User Query Snap-in requires a licensed copy of DigitalPersona LDS Workstation, and the logged on user must have domain administrator privileges.

GPMC Extensions

The GPMC Extensions feature is installed by default as part of the DigitalPersona Administration Tools.

DigitalPersona Server and its associated workstation clients use GPMC extensions, installed under the Software Settings and Administrative Templates nodes, to link product policies and settings to Active Directory containers.