For organisations that use Windows servers and desktops, Active Directory (AD) is one of the most important services used in their infrastructure. IT admins use AD to perform a variety of tasks – such as managing users, setting permissions, managing organisational units and many more.

However, AD difficulties can be encountered. Managing users via AD can be tedious and time consuming for admins. Tasks such as user onboarding / offboarding, password resets, updating empty AD groups, can utilise a lot of time and resources. IT admins become very inefficient in their day-to-day tasks.

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Why should admins struggle, when tasks like these can be simplified?

With ManageEngine’s ADManager Plus solution, IT admins no longer have to spend unnecessary hours performing such tasks. ADManager Plus is specifically designed to automate a range of repetitive and monotonous AD tasks, crucial to an organisation’s operation.

These tasks include:

  • Automated AD User Creation – create accounts in Active Directory, Office 365, Exchange, Skype for Business/Lync, and G Suite simultaneously. It includes the option of using custom templates to ensure the needs of an organisation are met accurately and effortlessly.
  • Group Membership Management – managing group memberships is made easier. Create user modification templates to update user groups automatically, based on specific conditions set by the IT admin. Additionally, group membership and updating can be achieved in bulk, by importing CSV files of relevant users.
  • Automated AD Cleanup – inactive users can be deleted automatically. Set automation policies to fetch user information from inbuilt predefined reports. IT admins can specifically configure these automation policies, to perform such tasks based on their desired frequency.

Although ADManager Plus’s automation features are inbuilt into the solution, IT admins are still required to configure and schedule tasks to be executed at pre-defined times. This gives full control over the process, through a configured workflow. IT admins have control and accountability over these processes.

Interested in learning more about ADManager Plus, and how to make life easier via AD automation? Reach out to the ManageEngine NZ team, at