[Old version] Active Directory Management – Administration Console


Adaxes includes two powerful tools for Active
Directory management: Adaxes Administration Console – that you can see on the screen and Adaxes Web Interface – we will discuss it a bit later in this demo. While at first glance
the Administration Console looks pretty similar to Active Directory Users and Computers, there
is a number of significant differences. The Administration Console allows you to manage
multiple Active Directory domains – even belonging to different forests from a single point.
For example, if you need to perform an operation on all members of the Sales department that
are spread across several AD domains, you can perform a search through all these domains,
and carry out the necessary operations on the found users. Adaxes Administration Console
equips you with very powerful features that allow you to perform various actions on multiple
AD objects in a single operation. For example, using the Add/Modify Property wizard, you
can add or update practically any property of the selected objects using modification
templates. If you want to rename the selected users using the Last Name First Name format,
you just need to update their Name property using the appropriate modification template.
To generate property values of AD objects on the basis of other properties, you can
use value references. When modifying an object, these value references are replaced with property
values of this object. You can insert values of any property of the objects being modified.
As you can see, the format of the users full name has changed. Adaxes provides additional
property pages for multiple selections that you can also use to update objects in bulk.
Here you can also use the modification templates. For example, to set a unique path to the terminal
services profile for each selected user, you can use a modification template that contains
a value reference to the user logon name. When the changes are applied, the username
pattern is replaced with the logon name of each selected user.
Also, using the modification templates you can reset passwords for multiple users in
a single shot, specifying a unique password for each user at the same time. For example,
if you specify a template like this, passwords for all selected users will be set to the
value of their logon name plus the name of their department. Adaxes Administration console
allows you to move and copy multiple AD objects using either Windows clipboard or dragn drop.
Adaxes enables you to import and export Active Directory objects to a number of data formats,
including – LDIF, DSML, and CSV. Apart from the import and export wizards, Adaxes delivers
a command line tool for importing and exporting data. Adaxes allows you to perform recipient
management in Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010. When creating mailboxes for multiple users,
you can specify a template for the generation of aliases, select allowed mailbox stores,
and specify how to pick a mailbox store for each new mailbox. This gives you a load balancing
mechanism that helps you to uniformly distribute mailboxes among storage databases.
The Administration Console allows you to view and update properties of Active Directory
objects on the lower level. When you select an object in the Console Tree, in the Result
Pane you can see all the properties of the selected object. To update some specific properties,
the Administration Console offers you custom editors that make the process much easier.
Administration Console allows you to add Active Directory objects to the Basket and then perform
operations on these objects collectively. Add frequently used Active Directory objects
to the Favourites, and than quickly locate these objects with a single mouse click, and
much more. But the real power of Adaxes is hidden under the Configuration node.

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