As an introduction, I want to ensure that everyone is fully aware of a powerful new feature of ADManager Plus: Modification Rules. This feature works within the User Modification Templates to provide some of the most powerful user management controls ever produced for Active Directory. Considering that no development or code needs to be created or tweaked, these solutions can not only ensure correct user configurations, but ensure security is automatically upheld within Active Directory.
The Modification Rules reinforce the User Modification Templates with new and very practical capabilities. Figure 1 illustrates the basic Modification Rules interface.
Figure 1. The Modification Rules interface in ADManager Plus.
As you can see, modification rules are as simple as combining a condition with assigned values. Figure 2 illustrates the conditions that can be leveraged.
Figure 2. Conditions available in Modification Rules.
Below, Figure 3 illustrates what values you can assign based on the conditions.
Figure 3. Possible values.
Now that the User Modification Templates contain Modification Rules, the options for control and configuration are nearly endless. In my upcoming blogs, I will give distinct examples of how to leverage templates and rules. That knowledge will give you ultimate control over your user accounts and how you modify them in Active Directory.