COM+ Accounts for LANDesk:
Landesk – Does not need to be an AD account.
Landesk1 – Requires an Active Directory account with Read access to the Active directory structure. The user should be able to enumerate the AD structure from the root level. (NOTE: Although an account with read access is sufficient in most cases, differences in AD configurations and restrictions in different environments may require a Domain Administrator or Service account to be used in order for AD access to work properly.) This COM+ object handles authentication for LANDesk users, to ensure that the users are granted the correct LANDesk permissions based on their roles assigned in User Management.
Note: The password in the COM+ object identity is not sent in clear text. It never sends the password anywhere. It is only used to query AD from the core, so the only traffic would be from the core to a domain controller, and that uses standard Microsoft methods for accessing the AD structure.