Smart Active Directory management from a smartphone

With IT admins working from home, like everyone else, routine challenges have increased, and especially when IT resources are not at one’s fingertips at all times, such as during on-call hours. Having the ability to manage Active Directory (AD) from …

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Cleaning up inactive user accounts in Active Directory

When employees leave organizations, their user accounts often remain in Active Directory (AD) without gathering much attention. The passwords on these accounts remain unchanged when no longer in use, which could lead to potential compromise. For optimum security, enterprises should …

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Notify users about their random passwords via SMS

In a previous blog, we saw why generating random passwords is key to securing new user accounts for your Active Directory environment. But random passwords for new user accounts also need to be securely transmitted to the end user. …

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Onboarding and offboarding users in hybrid AD has never been easier

By 2020, Gartner predicts that 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid identity infrastructures. Hybrid Active Directory (AD) environments let you leverage the powerful on-premises AD while harnessing the capabilities of the cloud-based AD and enhancing productivity and flexibility. A …

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Secure newly created user accounts with random passwords

Whether creating a new user in Active Directory (AD) or resetting a password, there are times when administrators need to assign users a randomly-generated password. When random passwords aren’t used, administrators often use the same password for newly created user …

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How to create bulk users in Active Directory using a CSV file

Dear admin,

Please create Active Directory user accounts, cloud app accounts, home folders, mailboxes, and other requirements for the following new employees. Attached is the list of 100 new members.

Warm regards,


Scary thought?

When performed manually, creating Active …

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Simplify management and reporting of share and NTFS permissions

File servers are an essential component of every organization’s IT infrastructure. Any unintended permission changes on business-critical file servers can compromise data, causing hefty noncompliance fines and business disruptions.

 The first step in preventing privilege abuse is tracking the permissions …

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ADSolutions’ year in review, Part 1: ADManager Plus

2018 has been a wonderful year for the ManageEngine ADSolutions team, filled with many exciting, new product features. As we take a look back at some of these features, we’d like to give a shout-out to all our users. We …

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Start streamlining GPO management with ADManager Plus

Wise are the administrators who create Active Directory (AD) objects and apply GPOs to them all at once. Even wiser are the administrators who achieve this without using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

As an administrator, you have to …

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