Active Directory management & automation

Active Directory Management

Softerra Adaxes provides a rich set of features for Active Directory management that completely satisfies everyday needs of AD administrators, Help Desk staff, auditors, and other people involved. Adaxes helps the IT personnel manage Active Directory more efficiently by providing them with advanced object modification facilities, bulk update operations, import/export tools, extended search capabilities and other useful features.

Softerra Adaxes offers several tools for Active Directory management that include Windows-based Administration Console, Active Directory Web Interface, PowerShell module for Active Directory, and the Adaxes ADSI provider.

Active Directory Management via Adaxes Administration Console

Adaxes Administration Console is a desktop application for Active Directory management designed for the use by Active Directory administrators. The Administration Console allows working with AD in an easy-to-use manner typical for Windows-based applications. The Administration Console lets you benefit from a wide variety of features, like drag-n-drop operations, clipboard support, user-friendly interface for bulk operations on AD objects, directory search, group membership management, browsing Active Directory, and much more.

Active Directory Management via Administration Console

Active Directory Management via Web Interface

Also, Adaxes includes a Web Interface for Active Directory management that enables users with sufficient permissions to perform Active Directory tasks via a standard web browser. Regular users can use the Web interface for self-service user account management, Help Desk technicians can perform basic administrative tasks, such as resetting user passwords, unlocking, enabling or disabling user accounts, Active Directory administrators and users with appropriate permissions can use the Web Interface to perform comprehensive Active Directory management, analysis and monitoring.

Active Directory Management via Web Interface

Active Directory Management using PowerShell

Adaxes includes a PowerShell module for Active Directory management that is designed to help administrators automate routine operations in Active Directory and perform AD bulk management tasks from the command line. Among PowerShell cmdlets for Active Directory management, the module includes a PowerShell provider that enables you to navigate and update Active Directory using common directory navigation commands, like cd, dir, del, move. The cmdlets provided by Softerra Adaxes are similar to those included in the Microsoft PowerShell Active Directory module for Windows Server 2008 R2. However, when the PowerShell cmdlets are used together with Adaxes service, you get benefits from Adaxes features like cross-domain management, rule-based automation, approval-based workflow, logging, etc.

Active Directory Management via PowerShell

For a list of all cmdlets contained in the Adaxes PowerShell module, see Adaxes PowerShell Module.

Automated and Streamlined Active Directory Management

With the help of Business Rules, it is possible to automate routine Active Directory management tasks and facilitate the user provisioning and deprovisioning processes, making Active Directory administration even more streamlined and secure.

Automate Active Directory Management

Also, Adaxes helps facilitating the process of creation and modification of Active Directory objects. With the help of Property Patterns you can define rules for automatic generation of AD object properties, specify a list of possible values for a property, define formatting constraints for AD properties, etc.

Active Directory Management - Property Patterns

Bulk Active Directory Management

Adaxes enables you to perform different operations on Active Directory objects in bulk. With the help of Adaxes, it is possible to perform the following operations on multiple objects at a time:

  • create multiple AD user accounts by importing data from CSV, LDIF, or DSML files,
  • modify properties of multiple Active Directory objects,
  • reset passwords for multiple users,
  • rename several AD objects,
  • enable, disable, unlock user accounts,
  • move AD objects between OUs,
  • copy AD objects,
  • change group membership,
  • mail-enable multiple users or contacts in Exchange,
  • create Exchange mailboxes for multiple users,
  • and more...
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