With ADManager Plus, you can now completely automate computer account management. In the present setup, you can automate four different Active Directory tasks in computer account management: disable, enable, delete, and move computer accounts. With conventional methods like using native tools, PoweShell, etc. automating these tasks is easier said than done.
Speaking of computer account management, very often administrators find themselves in these situations:
And ADManager Plus offers automation solution to these. It allows you to build schedulers that:
Approval Workflow is a linear hierarchy which defines who reviews the process and who approves it. Workflow available in ADManager Plus is configurable, wherein you can define various levels of pit stops for the automated process, where the process could be perused before proceeding.
As per this workflow,
With human intervention in this automated process, there is barely any room for errors. And above all, the automated process can be stopped if necessary, as opposed to the plain rush in unmanned automation. This is how an automation for scouting inactive computer accounts and disabling them looks like.
ADManager Plus "automation policies" allows you to configure follow up tasks for computer account actions.Say for example like in the above illustration you configured an automator that scouts for inactive users and disables it at the end of everymonth, but you also want to delete those disabled accounts after a certain period of time,Such scenarios can easily be handled by configuring automation policies.Take a look at the automation policy given below:
To put these policies in use, you have to choose the respective automation policy while configuring the automation.
Definitely, it has to be the prepackaged collection of "scenarios". It's like scenarios that you might come across have been anticipated and provided with automation option!
While managing computer accounts, be it automatic or manual, the first challenge is to pick out the right computer account on which an Active Directory operation is to be performed. Different situations arise in an enterprise, throwing open different types of search for computer accounts. Example:
It's all about tracking computer accounts matching a criteria and performing an Active Directory task on them. That's why ADManager Plus offers a "WIDE RANGE OF REPORTS" for selecting computer accounts - a report for every scenario. With criteria needed to select accounts already prepackaged, it becomes very easy for you to configure an automator for your computer account management.
ADManager Plus also gives you another option to choose computer accounts on which AD operations are to be performed - CSV files.You can put them in a csv file, and while configuring the automation specify the path to the file in the " location of CSV" field.This feature comes very handy in computer account creation and modification scenarios.
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