How does FileHold synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory Work?

Q: How does FileHold synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory Work?

FileHold provides a complex yet customizable Active Directory (AD) synchronization subsystem in the form of the optional FileHold Active Directory integration tool kit. This toolkit includes consulting and implementation time. Synchronization tools are configured by FileHold personnel working with the customer's AD administration group. A synchronization utility is set to run as a Windows scheduled task using a read only Active Directory user account to pull in Active Directory Users and Groups. The scheduled task can be set to run at a frequency defined according to the requirements of the site or set to run only on demand.

AD synchronization results are stored in the FileHold database, but the authentication of domain users is always done in real-time with the domain.