The NoAD mode is an alternative to configuring User Environment Manager with Active Directory Group Policy. You do not need to create a GPO, logon and logoff scripts, or configure Windows Group Policy settings.
In NoAD mode, all User Environment Manager GPO settings are ignored. If settings from a previous GPO-based deployment are encountered, no actions are performed and a message is logged to the FlexEngine log file.
SyncTool does not support the NoAD mode. You must continue using Group Policy configuration for User Environment Manager if you use SyncTool.