UW Windows Infrastructure
The UW Windows Infrastructure (UWWI) is a set of infrastructure
capabilities enabling Microsoft technologies. In many cases, the
meet business needs regardless of the client platform or technology.
possible all services are intended to be highly available, with geographic
NETID Domain service
Provides Active Directory Domain Services with
integrated UW NetIDs and Groups service groups. The NETID domain has
the password for each UW NetID, and can be used for Kerberos authentication
or NTLMv2 authentication. Logon tokens obtained from the NETID domain include
group memberships from the Groups Service.
You can review known
use cases via trust and
via delegated OUs.
Domain trusts. UW organizations with an existing domain
can request a one-way incoming trust to leverage the
authentication, authorization, and directory services
Delegated OUs. UW organizations can manage and join
their computers to the NETID domain service. Organizations
retain autonomy and avoid the cost of running their own
Name Resolution services
Provide name resolution services for/with Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft License Activation
Microsoft product activation service for
activating Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1,
Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows
Servers 2012 R2, Office 2010, or Office 2013 on the UW campus network
via a Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) tied to the
LDAP Integration for Applications
based authentication, authorization, and directory services for
application integration (this capability is available, but in containment)
ADFS provides logon tokens for Microsoft centric applications that can
cross enterprises boundaries. We run this capability in partnership with the
Azure Active Directory
This component provides multiple capabilities based on
emerging technologies and has likely changed in significant ways since we
wrote this. Among the capabilities are:
- OpenID/OAuth2/SAML/WS-Federation based
- Phone-based multi-factor
authentication (may require additional purchase)
- SaaS application portal with tightly
entitled Authentication, Access Management, Directory Services, UW NetID,
and Campus DNS all have overlapping capabilities with this service. In some
cases, there is tight integration with those other infrastructure services.
UWWI users change their
UW NetID password via the standard
UW NetID manage page. UW NetID creation and password changes are synchronized
to UWWI in near real-time.
groups are synchronized from the
Groups Service in near real-time.
UWWI directory information
currently includes name, affiliations, UW-IT UID, UW NetID, and 'UWRegID' which are obtained
from the enterprise person
directory (EDS). A
picture of the existing Active Directory structure is available.
Please contact the UW-IT Service center for assistance:
Online Help Form:
If you need urgent assistance outside
Center hours, then do call the number above. They have the ability to
contact engineers and/or escalate to the UW-IT duty manager.