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 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 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.
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.
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.
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...
In this section you can find out how to:
- View & manage AD objects collectively
- Create a Custom Command
- Rename multiple AD users with one operation
- Reset passwords for multiple users
- Import user accounts from a CSV file
- Schedule import of users from a CSV file
- Modify Remote Desktop Services settings in bulk
- Update user account options in bulk
- Update multiple AD objects using PowerShell
- View AD operations performed via Adaxes
- Manage Fine-Grained Password Policies
- Configure user deprovisioning
- Manage and automate Office 365
- Group AD objects based on logged in user