Active Directory - stores common information centrally - for everyone to search and use.
On the Windows network, 'Active Directory' is used to produce our phone books, keep our email system running smoothly, set your access permissions in things like SITS (the student record system), Dream (the finance system) while Liquid Office will use this information to save you typing it each time you handle things like overtime and flexitime forms.
If 'Active Directory' has the wrong information about you, then things tend to go awry. Here's how to check this information.
Check your active directory entry - Windows users
Use the 'Start' button to select "Start/Search/For People". This produces a 'Search' window.
Make sure that "Look in" is set to "Active Directory", and that the "People" tab is selected.
Type your own name (or NT username) in the "Name" box, or your own email address in the "Email" box.
Click the "Find Now" button.
The "Find People" window will now expand to show a list of results, one of which should be you.
Highlight your name in the list by selecting with the left mouse button.
Select the "Properties" button to produce a "Properties" window.
Select each tab to bring up different information about you.
If you need to correct something, you can edit any of the fields that have a white background. Select OK when you've edited something - this updates the 'Active directory' database.
You'll find you can't edit fields with a grey background. In fact you'll need good eyesight to read them ... If something's wrong there you'll need to ask the 'Network Admin' people to alter it - here's an email link to them.
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