SIMS.net AD Provisioning - Basics
A rookie question as we're beginning to look at moving to SLG here.
I've read some basic information of ADP, and a few threads on EG, and would just like to make sure I've got my facts right.
As I (haphazardly) understand it:
You need to have a server running ADP so that parents etc. can access the SLG (since it's just SharePoint after all). The accounts created in AD by ADP can be totally separate to the standard network, e.g. those users can be set not to have logon rights to the network. You can choose to have ADP link to existing network accounts so that you have a SSO-type effect, but then ADP would update fields in your normal AD users. What if I want staff to use their normal logons for SLG (ergo MOSS), but NOT have ADP hijack my AD structure?
With the exception of parents (the only group who aren't in AD), can't we just say "this SIMS.net user equals this (non-ADP hijacked) AD account"?
Friday afternoon headache being caused by all this.