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For the latest Microsoft documentation on this step, please refer to Add a Survivable Branch Appliance to Active Directory

Adding the SBA to Active Directory as a Computer

  1. Remote Desktop in to AD machine with AD credentials.
  2. Launch the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in
  3. Do a right click Computers object > select New > select Computer
  4. In the Computer name field, enter the SBA machine name
    (warning) Note: The computer name must be NetBIOS compliant with a maximum length of 15 characters.
  5. In the Users or Group field, click Change > type "RTCUniversalSBATechnicians" in the Enter the object name to select field > click Check Names > hit OK.
  6. Hit OK in the next screen to add the object as shown below:

Setting up the SPN

  1. Remote Desktop in to Active Directory with AD credentials.
  2. Launch the ADSI Edit snap-in
  3. In the left pane, browse down to CN=Computers.
  4. In the right pane, Do a right click CN=<sba machine name> object > select Properties
  5. Scroll down and select the Service Principal Name entry in the list and click Edit button.
  6. In Value to add field, enter HOST/<fqdn of the sba machine name> and hit Add button as shown below.
  7. Hit OK and exit out from ADSI Edit:

Adding the SBA to the RTCUniversalReadOnlyAdmins Group

  1. Remote Desktop in to AD machine with AD credentials.
  2. Launch the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in
  3. Browse down to Users object (on the left pane) > do a right click RTCUniversalReadOnlyAdmins group and select Properties
  4. In the Members tab click Add button
  5. In the new popup enter the sba machine name as shown below, hit on Check Names > hit on OK button
  6. Click OK button to close the properties screen.

Creating the SBA Installer Account in Active Directory

  1. Remote Desktop in to AD machine with AD credentials.
  2. Launch the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in
  3. Do a right click Users object > select New > select User
  4. Create an SBA installer account as shown below:

  5. In the newly created user's properties, add a membership to RTCUniversalSBATechnicians groups as shown below: