Active Directory management & automation
Why Adaxes

Softerra Adaxes is a comprehensive solution for Active Directory management, administration and monitoring.

Softerra Adaxes enables you to automate, streamline, and secure Active Directory provisioning.

Softerra Adaxes includes an Active Directory Web Interface that ensures access to Active Directory via web browser as well as enables user self-service and help-desk activities.

The Password Self-Service feature of Adaxes eliminates the biggest source of help desk calls - forgotten passwords and locked out accounts.

Softerra Adaxes guarantees high-performance Active Directory identity management for your enterprise due to:

  • MSExhange.org rates Adaxes 5 out of 5
    nuno mota
    Nuno Mota

    Nuno Mota is an Exchange MVP working as a Senior Microsoft Messaging Consultant for a UK IT Services Provider in London.

    He specialises in Exchange, Lync, Active Directory and PowerShell.

    MSExhange.org rates Adaxes
    5 out of 5 for its Exchange capabilities.

    "Adaxes turns complex, multi-step operations into one-click actions. It is a powerful tool with vast automation capabilities, yet it is easy to configure and so intuitive to use. With all of this, Adaxes is possibly the best method to delegate and automate Exchange tasks."

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  • Windows Networking Gold Award
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    Mitch Tulloch
    mvp

    Mitch Tulloch is the lead author of the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press and is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security.

    Mitch has published over three hundred articles with IT pro sites and magazines, and has written two dozen books.

    Adaxes received a maximum
    of 5 out of 5 stars from WindowsNetworking.com

    "In conclusion, I have to say that Softerra Adaxes is a real winner when it comes to empowering mid- and large-sized organizations for streamlined and efficient Active Directory data management. I therefore rate this product 5 out of 5 – i.e. award it WindowsNetworking.com Gold Award and can recommend it without hesitation."

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  • 2013 Info Security's Global Excellence Awards Gold Winner
    Softerra Adaxes has been named Gold Winner in 2013 Global Excellence Awards!

    Softerra Adaxes gained global recognition for excellence in 9th Annual Info Security’s Global Excellence Industry Awards and received a prestigious Gold Winner status in Identity Management Category.

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Key Benefits
Increased Security
Increased Security
The Active Directory security is significantly increased due to the role-based security administration model, approval-based workflow, and automated user provisioning and deprovisioning.
Reduced Workload
Reduced Workload
Automated daily tasks and streamlined provisioning allow to avoid time-consuming actions for IT staff. The easy-to-use Self-Service Web Interface enables users to maintain their personal information themselves without involving IT personnel.
Standardized AD Environment
Standardized AD Environment
The use of auto-generation patterns and formatting constraints for object creation and modification ensures that AD resources comply with the established enterprise standards.
Audit and Monitoring
Efficient Audit and Monitoring
Comprehensive tracking capabilities and reporting facilities enable analysis and monitoring of the enterprise resources making Active Directory more regulated and elaborated.

What Users Say about Adaxes

I've been having a look in between other things. Very impressive. I have it setup so that when I create a new user it automatically creates their personal drive and sets the permissions, automatically creates their mailbox and sets things like the retention policies as well as setting default logon scripts and phone numbers.

The auditing/logging is very nice as it's plain english "Bob added Sue to the Marketing Group" vs. tons of event log entries.

Self service password reset seems to work as expected - only had a brief play with that but the software interacts with the CTRL-ALT-DEL prompt and offers a "Forgot Password" prompt which prompts for your secret question answers.

Basically it seems a bit of a swiss army knife of account creation/modification scripting - much of which I'm sure could be scripted but that's just not as user friendly as a nice interface that your Help Desk folks can use.

Haven't found a downside yet!
hutchingsp
Ars Technica forum user
I have been using Adaxes for about 4 months and it is a TERRIFIC product.
It_helpdesk
Adaxes forum user
Using Adaxes, we got our fairly complex AD account setup process down to literally "enter first and last name -- finish" -- it sets up exchange (even putting the user in the right mailbox database based on our criteria), plus Lync, and a ton of other stuff, and then sends the user, IT, and the manager a welcome email with a how-to and all their account info. Slick.

Before adaxes, we had tons of account set up quality-control issues, and this was WITH super-detailed documentation, ripe with screenshots, etc.
scottyyyc
reddit.com user