Configuring Access to the Active Directory Server Through the CommServe Computer

You can configure the CommServe host to access the Active Directory server using a client computer as the proxy.

Before You Begin

The client computer should be configured to reach:

  • The CommServe computer using SnapProtect firewall configurations. For more information, see Firewall Using Direct Connections.
  • The Active Directory server using a direct connection.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, expand Security > Domains.
  2. Right-click the domain_controller > Properties.
  3. Select Access AD server via following client.
  4. Select the client computer from the Client Name list.
  5. Click OK.
  6. In the CommCell Browser, right-click the name of each computer that uses Third-Party Port Mapping (TPPM), and then click All Tasks > Push Firewall Configuration.
  7. Verify that your firewall configuration was pushed successfully by looking for a firewall push event in the Event Viewer.