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.
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:
"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."
"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."
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.
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!
I have been using Adaxes for about 4 months and it is a TERRIFIC product.
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.