Sorry to end a thread title with a preposition but I added a few periods to hopefully make it better. I was talking with one of our developers today about common synchronization jobs and he was curious about what are our most commonly used destinations and sources. Of course the answer is SQL, Oracle and Excel. And of course Active Directory to Active Directory synchronization.
But that is just off the top of my head. So I looked into our website statistics to see what keywords are getting people to our website and it is all Active Directory to database synchronization (other than Active Directory group to SharePoint group synch which we don’t do….yet).
Relatively few visitors come knocking on our door for directory to directory synchronization. Even though I know a lot of our prospects/customers are still using eDirectory and openLDAP and Domino for various parts of their business. Are people not concerned about keeping them synchronized? Are they just separate sets of users that don’t need attribute synchronization? If that’s so, why wouldn’t you at least do some sort of GAL synchronization?
Maybe our website just doesn’t do a good job of explaining how much effort we’ve put into connectors to these directories. It could just be buried. Or maybe nobody synchronizes directories any more.
We talk to enough customers to know that isn’t true but I’m thinking it would be useful to open it up in the comments to what directories you synchronize with (there I go again ending in a preposition). Let us know and we’ll make sure we have synchronize templates for you!