Product Id: 26367838
Description: Active Administrator - License + 1 Year Maintenance - 1 enabled user account - volume - level A (50-999) - Win
Mfr Part #: AAB-USR-PB-SRP
Active Administrator is an enterprise-class Active Directory management and auditing solution that takes over where the management tools supplied with Windows leave off.
Active Administrator, the comprehensive Active Directory solution provides administrators the ability to establish, view and enforce delegated security throughout Active Directory management, perform comprehensive Group Policy management including Group Policy reporting and Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP) as well as powerful auditing and reporting of changes within Active Directory.
- Integrated, proactive administration
- Streamlined security permissions
- Intuitive reporting and alerting
- Automated backup and recovery
- Create and manage sets of permissions with Active Templates
Active Templates allow you to quickly create and manage sets of permissions to be applied to objects in Active Directory. Unlike the delegation of control wizard, any changes made to security using Active Templates can be repaired or removed. Simple graphical indicators allow administrators to see where the templates are applied and the status of each. Custom templates can be made and standardized easily.
- Assess the security of your Active Directory
You can quickly assess the security of your Active Directory structure with the Security viewer. It provides a hierarchical view of the containers linked to a domain controller, the objects stored within those containers and all associated native permissions. You can also see where Active Templates are applied, filter for inheritance and view group members.
- Restrict use of Active Administrator's features
You can restrict usage of Active Administrator's broad feature set, which is especially useful if your organization delegates Active Directory responsibilities among different team members. For example, you could restrict the recovery features from all of your junior administrators. These junior administrators would be unable to access the recovery features because the features wouldn't be displayed for them.
- Get the security reports you want
Active Administrator provides exportable reports that focus on the security of Active Directory. You can see how many of a particular object class are stored within a container, which permissions are delegated to an object and its child objects, and which Active Templates are applied to a particular object.
- See detailed information about your GPOs
Active Administrator provides extended information not readily available with native tools. With the Group Policy Object viewer, you can see which GPOs are unlinked, where GPOs are linked, security group filters for a GPO, the number of revisions and other statistical data points. You can also see which containers store Group Policy Objects.
- Edit GPOs offline to keep your production environment stable
Edit a live Group Policy Object and you risk causing problems in your production environment. To mitigate this risk, Active Administrator makes a copy of the GPO that you can edit in an offline repository, without interfering with the normal operation of Active Directory. When editing is complete, you can publish the changed GPO to Active Directory in a single operation. To maintain the integrity of the GPO, the offline repository uses a check-in/check-out system.
- Review and roll back changes to your GPOs
Active Administrator includes a specialized service that watches your domain controllers for GPO changes and archives all changes in the GPO history area. You can quickly view all edits made to a GPO and easily roll back to any previously archived version.
- Review group policy application and software deployment on remote machines
Client-side troubleshooting allows you to quickly detect errors or view Group Policy application on remote machines. The log files can be sorted by type, date/time, source and more. You can also view software deployment and user configuration log files.
- One database for everything
Active Administrator's single database simplifies Active Directory management. The database stores changes made to Active Directory, Group Policy and Active Administrator itself. The database also stores reports, alerts, AD archives and more.
- Find exactly the events you want to review
Event filtering allows you to find the exact audit data you are looking for. The audit filter allows you to filter in the search, segmenting data by date/time range, acting user, event, domain controller, event description, event log ID, affected object location, affected object type, failure/success, event tags, comments, masks and attributes. You can also tag, group and comment on events.
- Get the reports you need
The reporting feature allows you to save, organize and export audit data into an easily accessible format. Active Administrator comes with a number of out-of-the-box reports, but you can also customize your own reports. Reports can be categorized for more efficient organization.
- Schedule reports for automatic generation and delivery
The Report Scheduler is a convenient and consistent way of distributing and receiving audit reports. The feature allows you to schedule reports for one-time, daily, weekly or monthly generation, in any of a variety of file formats. The reports are delivered via email or directly to a folder.
- Get alerts about AD changes
Active Administrator notifies you of Active Directory changes, allowing you to quickly take action. It also provides a history of alerts that were activated, allowing you to track which alerts occur most frequently. Creating an alert is as simple as selecting an event definition and populating an email address. You can also configure alert quiet times, thresholds and filters.
- Review and remove inactive accounts
Active Administrator provides you with an automated way of removing dormant users and computers that would otherwise bloat your Active Directory. You can report on inactive accounts, remove inactive accounts and view a history of inactive accounts.
- Automatically remind users to change their passwords
Password reminders reduce the administrative headache of password maintenance. Simply configure an email message to be sent when a user's password is about to expire.
- Manage forests and trusts
Active Administrator enables you to quickly manage forests and trusts. You can add, edit and remove forest trusts, and you can also run reports that list domain, trust and forest information.
- Maintain the Active Administrator database
Active Administrator optimizes the performance of its database by running a SQL script that reorganizes and rebuilds indexes: if an index is fragmented less than 30%, the process rebuilds the index; if the index is fragmented 30% or more, the process rebuilds the index. This process can be run manually or on a schedule. You can also purge and archive data, either manually or automatically.
- Automated backup
Active Administrator removes manual effort by automating Active Directory backups. You can schedule backups to run once or twice a day, at a time you specify. You can also add additional domains and determine whether they support password recovery.
- Restore items quickly and granularly
Quick recovery allows you quickly restore items from an archive file. You have the option of restoring an object's password, its attributes, or the entire object. If a password is restored, the user will be forced to change the password at the next login.
- Require a restored user to create a new password
Password recovery reduces the headache of password maintenance. When you restore a deleted user, you can enter a new password and force the user to reset the password when they first log on. Additionally, you can generate random passwords for users and mandate password length.
- Restore security settings instead an entire object
To simplify the recovery of security settings, Active Administrator gives you the granular option of just restoring an AD object's security; this eliminates the need to recover an entire object, which can have adverse effects on passwords and group membership.
- Restore group policy objects
In addition to Active Directory objects, you can restore group policy objects; simply roll back to a previous version of a GPO.