Automating Active Directory – Softerra Adaxes

Jan 13


Rossy Guide

Rossy Guide

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Softerra Adaxes is a comprehensive solution for management, administration and monitoring of Active Directory. It enables you to automate and secure user provisioning and de-provisioning in Active Directory environments. With its granularly distributed role-based security, administrative tasks automation, approval-based workflow, and enterprise standards enforcement rules, Softerra Adaxes guarantees high-performance user lifecycle management for your enterprise.


Active Directory Management:

The Adaxes service acts as the management gateway to Active Directory Domain Services on your Domain Controllers. This service, Automating Active Directory – Softerra Adaxes Articles which you can install on Windows and Windows Server installations, requires Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS).

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.

Administration Console:

The Adaxes Administration Console (admc.exe) offers flexible functionality for admins to manage their Active Directory. It has some tricks up its sleeve to transform Active Directory management nightmares into beautiful management dreams.

Active Directory Automation:

From day to day, Active Directory administrators and other staff involved in Active Directory management have to spend tons of time performing routine tasks related to user provisioning, management, and deprovisioning, group membership maintenance, security administration, etc. The use of native tools is ineffective and time-consuming at best, as they offer no opportunities for standardization of the process and are completely inefficient when it comes to Active Directory automation.

User Provisioning and Deprovisioning:

Active Directory automation is extremely important for user provisioning, reprovisioning, and deprovisioning, as these processes put significant burden on the administrative and management staff. Usually, Active Directory provisioning includes a number of strictly defined complex operations that vary depending on the user's position, department, or location. Performing these operations manually is highly ineffective, time-consuming, and error-prone.

Active Directory automation capabilities provided by Softerra Adaxes let you automate, speed up and secure the whole process of provisioning and deprovisioning of Active Directory users. Based on the rules you specify, Adaxes will automatically provision users with Exchange mailboxes and home folders, add users to certain security groups and distribution lists, enable users for Lync, fill in some properties of user accounts, move the accounts to corresponding OUs, execute custom scripts, etc.

Key Features:

  • Role-Based Security Administration
  • Streamlined Provisioning and Enterprise Standards Enforcement
  • Dynamic Business Units
  • Active Directory Reporting
  • Password Self-Service
  • Customization
  • Administrative Task Automation
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Exchange Management and Automation
  • Office 365 Management and Automation
  • Logging
  • Approval-Based Workflow
  • Active Directory Management with PowerShell
  • Load Balancing
  • SPML Support

Key Benefits:

  • Increased AD Security
  • Reduced Workload for IT Staff
  • Standardized AD Environment
  • Efficient Audit and Monitoring