Verifying administrative access for the evaluation

To prepare for the evaluation, you should confirm that you have the local Administrator account and password for the root domain of the Active Directory forest. The forest root Administrator account is the account created when you install the first Windows Server in a new Active Directory site.

If you set up a separate Active Directory domain for testing purposes, you should have this account information. If you are using an existing Active Directory forest that was not expressly created for the evaluation, you should identify the forest root domain and confirm that you have an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group on the Windows computer you use for the Access Manager console. This ensures that you have all the permissions you need to perform the procedures in this evaluation.

If you are not a member of the Domain Admins group on the Windows computer you use for the Access Manager console, have the Active Directory administrator create a separate organizational unit for Centrify objects and delegate control of that organizational unit to the user account you are using the for evaluation. For more information about delegating control, see Delegating control for the Centrify organizational unit.

You should also verify that Administrative Tools are visible in the Start menu on the Windows computer you are using for the evaluation. If the Administrative Tools option is not displayed, download and install the Microsoft Remote Server Administrator Tools from the Microsoft website. For download and installation instructions, see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887.