The following article is designed to walk the user through the basic steps involved in setting up Directory Service Validation (DSV). It is also called LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) which is a broader term used to describe allocating password services. This KBA focuses primarily on MS's Active Directory. Novell's eDirectory is similar.
It permits schools to assign passwords based on those stored in Microsoft’s Active Directory. It can be applied to MMS Generations Staff, Teachers and Students. You have your choice which group(s) to enable.
Parents are not added to a school’s MS Active Directory, so DSV/LDAP is not used for assigning passwords to parents.