Active Directory management & automation
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How to Maintain Data Integrity in Active Directory


Keeping all your data standardized is essential for efficient Active Directory management. Not only is it important for ease of use, but also for things like compliance and auditing. In Adaxes it’s done using a feature called Property Patterns, which allows you to enforce your company’s data standards and be sure that they’re always obeyed.


How to Communicate Initial Passwords to New Users

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Creating an initial password for newly hired employees is an important part of user provisioning. Despite it being only a one-time procedure, it's not as simple as it sounds. In fact, doing it wrong can cause a lot of security problems. So, let's find out, how to do it properly.


How to Manage Active Directory from Linux or macOS


Active Directory is one of the best products Microsoft has ever released. It is a basis for thousands and thousands of IT environments all around the world. However, to provide efficient AD management you usually had to limit yourself to the OS on your actual working computer — Windows.


Cleanup Active Directory with PowerShell


Recently we showed you how to cleanup Active Directory using Adaxes. Today we are going to take a different approach - cleanup Active Directory using PowerShell. In this article we are going to be focusing on finding, reporting and managing inactive users, computers, groups and OUs.


How to Keep Your Active Directory Clean


Keeping your Active Directory nice and tidy is a good habit to have. It not only makes everyday management tasks easier, but it’s also a way of improving security. Stale objects can impose a real threat that can lead to serious security breaches. Many real world IT departments suffer from problems like that every day. But what can you do to prevent that?


Cleanup!


 

How to Bulk Import AD Users from CSV

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User provisioning is a tough task in any IT environment of a reasonable size. Both new employees and the IT department can suffer from time delays, human errors, overcomplicated workflows, etc. It can take up to a full working day (often even more than that) to get a new user fully set up. In bigger companies with many employees coming and going every single day it all adds up and translates to huge cost losses. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid that. And here’s how.


How to Make Your Active Directory a Safer Place

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Being an IT admins means that you have lots of responsibilities that play a key role in keeping your company going. Making sure that your environment is secure at all times is definitely among them.


In this article we are going to discuss some often forgotten aspects that you need to look at to ensure maximum security and minimize threats.


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