US 9,813,413 B2
Domain joined virtual names on domainless servers
Sai Sudhir Anantha Padmanaban, Redmond, WA (US); Lokesh Srinivas Koppolu, Redmond, WA (US); Andrea D'Amato, Kirkland, WA (US); and Yi Zeng, Bothell, WA (US)
Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Sep. 20, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/859,313.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/205,686, filed on Aug. 15, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0048223 A1, Feb. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. H04L 12/22 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04L 29/12 (2006.01); H04L 29/04 (2006.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 63/083 (2013.01) [H04L 61/1511 (2013.01); H04L 63/0807 (2013.01); H04L 63/0815 (2013.01); G06F 2221/2145 (2013.01); H04L 67/10 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A process to help make an authenticated cluster available, the process comprising:
forming at least two servers into a cluster, each server including at least a logical processor, a memory in operable communication with the logical processor, and each server not joined to a security domain but networked such that each server can reach a security domain controller, the security domain controller controlling at least one security domain using an authentication protocol;
obtaining a set of security domain credentials;
generating a cluster name secret;
giving the cluster a virtual name;
authenticating the servers to the domain controller as a cluster using the security domain credentials, the cluster name secret, and the cluster virtual name; and
using the cluster virtual name to concurrently serve clients on at least two different security domains of a directory service of the domain controller.