An Active Directory management solution for everyone

Directory Outgroup

For the Cloud and Other Purposes

Although enthusiasm for user administration in Microsoft Office 365 is still quite muted in some countries, this technology is likely to see far greater spread, especially in the US. Cloud-based resource management is still a future topic in other countries. Separated from the traditional on-premises AD, administrators encounter unexpected difficulties in the cloud, because only PowerShell scripting and the native functions are available for automation. ADManager allows provisioning not only for Office 365 accounts, but for Google G Suite accounts, Skype, and Lync, as well.

When processing day-to-day tasks, the software frees the administrator from the need for extensive programming and scripting; however, some programming skills are required to trigger external systems. After processes have been completed, the software can trigger scripts with variables (e.g., to delegate user creation or standard software updates).


In large and distributed enterprises, this software solution impresses with its extended user management capabilities. All ADManager Plus dialogs are far easier to use and more user friendly than the standard windows the administrator usually has to deal with. Excellent adaptability to your own wishes makes the solution even more exciting. Thanks to quick installation and very simple commissioning, we recommend the program for your own testing (see Table 1), especially because no changes at all need to be made to AD. In conjunction with this program, the manufacturer offers additional software, such as an auditing solution, an Exchange reporter, a self-service portal, and a program for evaluating Windows event displays. ADManager Plus provides a complete product family for the administration and configuration of IT systems.

Table 1

ADManager Plus Summary

User interface 7
System requirements 10
Delegable user management 8
Multiple operations (bulk) 8
Reporting functions 7
Ideal For corporations that want to position AD user management outside of IT in a larger environment.
Limited use For organizations that hardly ever need to manage user objects.
No use Companies that do not use Microsoft AD.

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