ManageEngine Enhances ADManager Plus Software; Adds More Sophisticated Active Directory Home Folder Management, Improving Data Integrity

Austin, TX --09/22/08 -- ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems & security management software solutions, today announced the availability of an enhanced version of the company's ADManager Plus software. ADManager Plus version 4.2.3 provides Active Directory administrators with increased Home Folder Management functionality.

ManageEngine ADManager Plus is an Active Directory Management and Reporting Solution that offers a wide range of easy-to-use, customizable management functions that can be performed on Active Directory data. With the new version of ADManager Plus, ManageEngine recognizes that administrators often centralize user data in directory Home Folders as part of their effort to ensure consistent, reliable data back-up and recovery. ADManager Plus 4.2.3 extends the application's automation and centralized management to Home Folders, helping to ensure data integrity.

"In the short time that we have had ADManager Plus at our site it has become a critical tool for the management of our day to day Active Directory data," said William Lucoff, IT administrator, JetDirect Aviation LLC. "ADManager Plus aided rapid discovery, reporting and correction of data anomalies along with the ease of creating new security groups and Organizational Units (OUs). ADManager Plus has been an integral productivity tool in the efforts to standardize and streamline our Active Directory implementation in a dynamically changing environment."

ADManager Plus allows administrators to perform a number of management functions on users' home folders, including:

  • Creating/Moving/Modifying/Deleting Home Folders
  • Assigning Local/Remote Home Folder to Users
  • Customizing a User Home Folder Name based on Organization Policy
  • Setting additional permissions to profile path and home folder
  • Creating Shared Home Folders in a network
  • Replicating all these functions on the Terminal Services Home folder

ADManager Plus also offers options to create hidden share accounts and assign additional permissions to those accounts. In addition, ADManager Plus showcases a rich set of reports under the NTFS category, which offer quick insight into the various files and folder permissions and helps identify any misconfiguration. ADManager Plus' Home Folder Management capabilities thus reduce some of the complexity associated with File Server Management.

"The growing security awareness amongst enterprises has brought issues like data integrity to the forefront," said Manikandan Thangaraj, product manager, ADManager Plus. "With this release, we have almost doubled the Home Folder Management capabilities of our product so as to ease out these challenging issues. We are sure our clients will benefit immensely from this release."

The latest release of ManageEngine ADManager Plus can be downloaded directly from the website A 30-day trial with full functionality is available for evaluation. For further details on the product, customer implementations, pricing and technical support, please visit

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit

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