Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Stellar Active Directory Manager 2.0
Stellar Active Directory Manager helps to ease the daunting task of managing the Active Directory services from a centralized location. The tool efficiently manages the objects in the domain network by overcoming the complexities involved with Active Directory Domain Services. It comes with many inbuilt features, which supports bulk operations on user account and generates report based on them. In addition, it also allows you to run queries on the Active Directory.
- Support for various operations on User's, Group, and Saved Query.
- Manages all Active Directory account creation & modification processes.
- Manages Account and Audit policies on target computers.
- Supports remote management of various resources and devices.
- Provides Wake-on-LAN computer feature
- Supports Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 and Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
It allows easy management of computers in bulk, as the software allows the administrator to manage multiple computers simultaneously. This helps in overcoming the shortcomings of managing one computer at a time by the native Active Directory tools. It allows you to manage computers in the current domain or any remote domain from a centralised location. You can perform various tasks like enable, disable, move computers, and add computers.
The Key features of Computer Management are:
- Create New Computer
- Single Computer Properties
- Single Computer Management
- Bulk Computer Management
The Stellar Active Directory Manager is an efficient tool to easily manage a large number of users in any organisations. It allows you to manage single as well as multiple users simultaneously. In addition, it allows you to create, modify, and configure attributes of a user. Moreover, you can create a template with standard user attribute values and import it while creating user accounts.
Some of the common Active Directory management functions that can be performed quickly and consistently include the following:
- Create New User
- Single User Properties
- Single User Management
- Bulk Computer Management
The tool simplifies the job of managing a group. An administrator can perform all groups related operations like configuring groups and assigning various group attributes from a centralized console. The Stellar Active Directory Manager has a dedicated feature for Group Management, which easily create and modify groups by adding or removing bulk users.
The two important aspects of Group Management are:
- Create New Group
- Bulk Group Management
Organization Unit Management
Organizational Unit Management is an important part of the Active Directory system. Containers or Organizational Units (OUs) are used to implement objects as logical business units in Windows Active Directory. The tool displays all the user-defined and inbuilt OUs of the Container/OUs. This can be done by expanding the Containers/OUs node in the left tree panel. You can further expand the inbuilt OUs to display logically grouped AD Objects. As an administrator you can set permissions and create containers for logical grouping.
Some of the important aspects of OU Management are:
- Creating Organizational Unit
- Container Properties
- Managing Containers
Exchange Server Management
Stellar Active Directory Manager eases the daunting task of managing various properties of Users, Groups, Contacts, and InetOrgPerson for MS Exchange Server. The software supports editing and modifying properties of objects belonging to MS Exchange 2010, 2007, and 2003. However, the properties of Users, Groups, Contacts, and InetOrgPerson for MS Exchange 2010/2007 slightly differ from the properties of Users, Groups, and InetOrgPerson for MS Exchange 2003. The Exchange Management module of Stellar Active Directory manager allows you to manage the following objects.
- User Exchange Properties
- Group Exchange Properties
- InetOrgPerson Exchange Properties
Stellar Active Directory Manager now provides advanced security management options for Windows Server 2012, 2008, and 2003. With this tool, you can create an Access Control List (ACL) templates and perform various tasks like delegating resource to an existing ACL and assigning rights to objects. In addition, the software also allows you to modify or delete any existing ACL templates. The Security Management module of the Stellar Active Directory Manager software helps you to perform the following functionalities.
- Create ACL Template
- View ACL Template
- Edit ACL Template
- Delegate ACL Template
- Delete ACL Templates
Prevents Accidental Deletion
This tool allows the Active Directory administrator to set and edit various attributes associated with an individual user. Activities like resetting the password, renaming the user, moving a user to a different container, or enabling/disabling a user account are some of the activities that can be performed using the single user properties. In addition, the software prevents objects from getting accidentally deleted. This option can be enabled or disabled from the ‘Organization’ tab of a single user property. Enabling this option would allow you to:
- Protect object from getting accidental deleted
- Protect objects from an unauthorized deletion
Attribute Editor for AD objects
The Stellar Active Directory Manager tool supports modification of user attributes. The Active Directory administrator can choose from a number of available management options to work on a particular user. It includes activity like password reset, rename user, move user, and more. The ‘Attribute Editor’ option allows the administrator to modify the values of a user’s attribute. In order to ease the process of editing the attributes, the software has provided a very simple and easy-to-understand interface. You just need to double-click on the attribute whose value needs to be changed. The various attributes that can be modified include:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Display Name
Active Directory Manager supports a flexible search engine that is used to retrieve and display Active Directory information. You can use the Query Management option to retrieve information from All Users, All Groups objects and also from any of the containers. You can create new queries with custom filters. The new queries are saved and displayed in the left panel under the corresponding containers.
You can perform the following set of operations:
- Create a New Query
- Export a Query File
- Import a Query File
- View a Query
- Delete a Query
The Active Directory Manager provides you with a number of report to work on. There are various types of reports meant for different purposes. You can use the reports to assess and analyze the user account, groups, OUs & GPOs, printers, contacts, event logs and other details of your Active Directory. In addition, it addresses all the operations that are performed through the Stellar Active Directory Manager. The tool generates a highly specialized report module, which helps in generating advanced reports on all the objects and accounts in all the networks and containers in the organization.
Some of the reports offered by the Stellar Active Directory Manager are mentioned below.
- User Reports
- Group Reports
- OU and GPO Reports
- NTFS Reports
- Exchange Reports
- Computer Reports
- Contact Reports
- Printer Reports
- Event Log Reports