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Release Notes

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  • Build 6560

    March 2017

    • Exchange Online (Office 365) distribution group and mail-enabled security group modification: This new capability allows you to modify distribution groups or mail-enabled security groups present in Office 365 environment.
    • Enabled computers report: View all the enabled computers in your organization using this report. Based on your need, you can generate this report for the entire organization or only specific OUs, and also export it in multiple formats (HTML, CSV, PDF, EXCEL, etc.). Right from this report you can also manage (disable, move, delete, reset, etc.) the desired computers from the ones displayed in the report result.
    • User creation capability in iOS mobile app: Now, you can also create user accounts in AD right from your mobile devices using the iOS app. Further, while creating users, you can even select the desired user provisioning template to create user accounts exactly as you need them, as per your requirements.
  • Enhancements

    • File server permissions management: Managing NTFS or Share permissions becomes even simpler and easier with the capability to:
      • Copy the permissions assigned on any shared folder and use it for configuring the permissions on another shared folder.
      • View all the existing permissions on the desired shared folder.
      • View a summary of the permissions that were assigned on any shared folder or file server, after updating or modifying the permissions on them.
      • Preview the new permissions that will be updated on the specified shared folder.

      The permission management window has also been revamped with a more intuitive UI for quicker, and easier management of permissions.

    • Exchange Server management:
      • For Exchange Server 2010 and later versions, the address book and managed folder mailbox policies can also be assigned to the mailboxes of the user accounts right while creating the user accounts.
      • Enable or disable outlook web access for devices for users' mailboxes, in Exchange Server 2013 and later versions, using the user creation and modification features.
    • New options in Delegation:
      • File server permissions management has been added to the delegation module; you can now delegate the rights to manage the permissions of any shared folder or filer server to any user.
      • Track the share or NTFS permission changes of shared folders and file servers with the built-in audit reports. - Export the technician and admin audit reports in CSV, PDF, HTML or Excel format, as needed.
    • Specifying a custom naming format for email addresses in the single user modification feature.
    • Support for V5 and V6 profile folders management (create, move, and delete).
    • In custom naming formats, it is now possible to add random numbers and also remove specific characters.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Help desk audit report returning multiple objects in the search result, even if only a specific object name is mentioned in the search.
    • 'Copy user attributes' option not being visible to the requesters.
    • Issues affecting the performance of Office 365 inactive users report.
    • While modifying objects using CSV, the existing values of attributes in AD are not cleared, even if the CSV file contains empty values for those attributes, and 'clear the attribute's value in AD if its value in CSV is empty' option is also selected.
  • Build 6550

    February 2017

    • New Feature:

    • Two-factor authentication support for an additional layer of security; you can choose Google authenticator, DUO, or one time password (OTP) via email, for the two factor authentication.
    • Spanish language support: Besides Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Japanese ADManager is now available in Spanish too.
  • Enhancements

    • Now setting group membership ('memberOf' attribute) of AD objects is easier than ever before, thanks to the new and improved UI, enhanced with
      • the predictive search option for optimized loading time.
      • built in search to navigate through the selected groups for better usability.
    • Custom attributes support for Contact objects: The existing custom attributes can now be mapped to Contact reports. Also, you can now manage custom attributes while creating new Contact objects using ADManager Plus.
    • Enhancements in Reports
      • Export AD reports with your brand logo, and also get a quick overview on the scope of report being generated, with the Reports' summary page.
      • The contents of the exported AD reports are now prefixed with serial numbers for easy sorting and better information organization.
    • Report scheduler has been enhanced with the option to set
      • a custom file name for the report being generated
      • custom inline email content along with the body of the mail while exporting as html.
    • The 'OUName' of Group/Computer/Contact objects can now be modified while performing a CSV import action.
    • Enhancements in AD Delegation
      • Delegation now becomes simpler.
        • Append groups under the 'Included groups' column to the existing groups from OUs or domains that have already been delegated.
        • Higher precedence is given for removal of the groups listed under 'Excluded groups' upon an overlap.
      • Fine grained delegation
        • with provisions for setting attribute level authorization for 'computer and group modification tasks' while delegating them to the help desk.
        • with provision to restrict group type-specific access under group management.
        • with scope for single group modification, added additionally with the release.
        • The 'support tab' has been enhanced to offer a better user experience with an all new GUI that includes, provision for viewing schedules of the upcoming webinars, seminars, workshops and events.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Error in applying the user creation rules while provisioning new user accounts using templates.
    • In Rule based Bulk User Creation, the value for the 'OUName' attribute doesn't get set, even if the required conditions/criteria are met.
    • Email notifications sent out to the help desk technicians as a part of the review based Workflow management are misaligned.
    • Unable to set 'customized naming formats' in the email field when creating a new Office 365 user account.
    • Absence of 'Advanced link' under the Permissions column in the Permissions for Folders Report.
    • While creating a new user using the Copy User Attributes action, the home folder location(path) doesn't dynamically change in accordance with the respective logon name of the new user being created.
  • Build 6541

    January 2017

  • Fixes


    The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Reinforced security: This release hardens the existing protection mechanism with fixes that can counter an SQL injection and offer guard against XSS vulnerabilities.
    • 'Unprovisioned Office 365/Google Apps accounts' while using User Creation Templates with Random password setting, for 360° provisioning.
  • Build 6540

    November 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Support for Windows Server 2016: ADManager Plus now extends support for Windows Server 2016.
    • Office 365 group members report: You can now generate a list of all users who are members of a selected group/groups in your Office 365 environment.
  • Enhancements

    • Office 365 Management
      • Shared Mailbox can now be created only for Office365 environment. To do so, deselect the Active Directory option under Mailbox Management section.
      • Office 365 license management is now enhanced with provision to apply OU filters.
    • Office 365 'Unlicensed users' report can now be refined by excluding the Shared, Room, and Equipment Mailboxes.
    • The 'User Creation Template' has been enhanced to let you create an 'Archive Mailbox' for your Remote Mailbox. Provision for adding additional email addresses has also been included.
    • Now manage and report on Active Directory objects with 'Multi-valued' custom attributes.
    • Option to set the Keystore password, which will be encrypted for heightened security, directly using the product UI.
    • Automation
      • While automating the computer objects, refine the criteria results based on the 'memberOf' or 'distinguishedName' attributes.
      • Managing the photo attribute of a user object can now be automated.
    • Workflow has been enriched with the provision for 'Mailbox Creation' and 'Move Home Folder' options.
    • User creation rules now include the provision to set a value for the office field ('physicalDeliveryOfficeName' attribute).
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • XSS vulnerability in Employee Search.
    • Lack of support for adding multiple admin email addresses in the Server settings of the Admin tab.
    • The delegated helpdesk technician who has access only to view specific OU is shown the count of all users of Active Directory on the dashboard, erroneously.
    • Erroneous change of default domain to an another domain both in the AD Explorer and the Home tab when it's been selected just for viewing.
  • Build 6530

    October 2016

  • Computer management and reporting capabilities in mobile apps: If you are on the latest version of ADManager Plus iOS or Android app, you will be able to manage and report on AD computer objects from your mobile devices.

  • Enhancements

    • 'Permissions for folders' report now allows you to:
      • Generate results for multiple folders, shares, or servers at once.
      • Fetch permissions for multiple home folders.
      • View details of the 'members' attribute.
    • 'Folders accessible by accounts' report can now be generated for an entire server.
    • Office 365 reports can now be auto-generated and emailed via the report scheduler.
    • Automation policy includes an option to regenerate the associated report before executing each successive task.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release

    • Error occurs during single group creation if the members belonging to an OU with special characters in its name are imported from a CSV file.
    • After creating a mailbox in Exchange 2003, if 'migrate mailbox' is selected in the 'more actions' link, it does not redirect to the requested page.
    • If 'subnets accessible by accounts' report containing details of more than one user with the same common name (cn) is exported, the exported report contains the details of only one user.
    • Audit report lists the action as 'create bulk users' even when only a single user is created via workflow.
  • Build 6520

    September 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Office 365 account creation for AD users: You can now provision Office 365 accounts, individually as well as in bulk, for the users already present in your Active Directory. As per your need, you can:
      • Create user accounts in Office 365 without assigning licenses.
      • Create user accounts in Office 365 and also assign appropriate licenses.
  • Enhancements

    • The user creation templates will also list the new Office 365 licenses added after the template was created.
    • Naming formats now have enhanced customization options.
    • Option to check for duplicates of attributes such as logon name, mail, etc. during user creation can be enabled from the database.
    • Option to hide or show the 'logon to' option in the login page.
    • Organizational units (OUs) can now be renamed in bulk using the CSV import option.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • The order of execution of tasks defined in automation policies getting changed.
    • Legacy mailbox being created during user creation when 'automatic' is specified in the mail server field in a template.
    • Synchronization issue in generating members list in the 'all groups' report.
    • Issues in specifying email addresses using user creation rules.
    • If date value is specified as 'end of a specific date'; in the reports, it is displayed as one day later than the specified date.
    • 'Copy user attributes' option enables a help desk technician to copy all values in the memberOf attribute of a user, including the groups to which the technician doesn't have access permissions.
  • Build 6510

    August 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Exchange auto-reply settings: ADManager Plus provides a GUI-based capability to configure automatic replies for the emails sent to your users' Exchange mailboxes, which offers options to:
      • Enable/ disable automatic replies to senders from your organization.
      • Enable/ disable automatic replies to senders from other organizations.
      • Send different replies to senders from your organization and to those from other organizations.
      • Specify the time period during which automatic replies must be sent.
    • Support for custom attributes in computer creation: The existing custom attributes can now be mapped to computer creation as well. Also, new custom attributes can be added while creating computer objects, in single or bulk, using ADManager Plus.
  • Enhancements

    • Workflow has been enriched with the following enhancements:
      • Requesters now get an option to cancel the requests that they create.
      • Email notifications sent to workflow technicians now include a link to access the relevant request instantly.
      • Notification settings now include three new macros using which you can add the reviewer, approver, and executor details in the notification message.
      • All changes made to the objects in a workflow request will now be audited.
    • For the users that will be disabled/ deleted using ADManager Plus, the 'disable/ delete policy' includes the following actions as well:
    • When an AD user account is disabled, you can also:
      • Disable the user's Google Apps account.
      • Revoke the user's Office 365 license.
    • When an AD user account is deleted, you can also:
      • Delete the user's Google Apps account.
      • Delete the user's Office 365 license.
    • Option to configure the 'reset password policy' in ADManager Plus database for automatically resetting users� Office 365 and Google Apps passwords, whenever their AD passwords are reset.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Error in setting proxy addresses if givenName contains space(s).
    • Inability to assign values for the custom attributes: msExchExtensionCustomAttribute (1-5) and msExchAddressBookPolicyLink.
    • During user modification, the changes made to a user's mail alias not being reflected in the email address, when the recipient policy specifies alias as the local part of email address and the option 'automatically update e-mail addresses based on recipient policy' is selected.
    • Error in user creation with Exchange properties if the user account gets created in one DC and Exchange connects to another DC to configure the Exchange properties, due to a replication issue between the DCs.
  • Build 6500

    July 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Smart card authentication: The use of smart cards/ PKI/ certificates has been enabled as additional options for ADManager Plus login. If you have such an authentication system configured in your organization, ADManager Plus can be configured to authenticate users through it, bypassing other first factor methods.
    • Support for Exchange 2016: With this release, ADManager Plus supports management and reporting on Exchange Server 2016 environment as well.
    • Google Apps reports: These new reports provide detailed information such as, all users, active users, and suspended users in your Google Apps environment.
    • Copy automation: It simplifies the creation of new automations by allowing you to copy the settings of an existing one and eliminating the need to create a new one from scratch. The newly created automation can then be modified, as per requirement.
  • Enhancements

    • Automation now includes the following:
    • New Task:
      • Modify users using templates
      • Disable, disconnect, or delete user mailboxes.
      • Hide from Exchange address lists.
      • Create groups using templates.
      • Create contacts using templates.
    • New options:
      • Exclude child OUs from the selected OUs, while specifying the scope of a task that should be executed automatically.
      • 'Run now' to instantaneously run any automation from the list of scheduled automations.
      • 'User can't change the password' and 'set password never expires', while automating the 'reset password' task.
    • While creating a user account in Google Apps, its group membership and the organizational unit where it must be located can also be specified.
    • While managing a workflow request that was created via automation policy, an option to remove objects either from that particular request, or from all the requests generated by that automation policy, is provided.
    • Bulk modify templates option allows modification of more fields such as, Google Apps, Office 365, and Lync attributes.
    • Report scheduler now includes an option to exclude the child OUs while specifying the OUs for which the reports have to be generated.
    • Using ADManager Plus' iOS mobile app, you can now:
      • View all the workflow requests that you have created.
      • View all open requests, among the requests assigned to you.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Inability to generate 'NTFS permissions for folders' report of a domain when authenticated with its child domain's credentials.
    • In help desk audit reports, SID being displayed in place of distinguished name for a cross-forest group member, when listing group management actions performed by technicians.
    • inetOrgPerson object class not being supported in 'group members' report.
    • Issue in starting the product after service pack installation if database has been migrated to MS SQL.
    • Error in report generation if only multi-valued attributes are selected (in add/ remove columns) to be displayed.
    • In user modification templates, issue in applying a modification rule when 'select container' is specified in the conditions field.
  • Build 6380

    June 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Move contacts: You can now move contact objects from one container (organizational unit) to another. As per your need, you can:
      • Move a single contact.
      • Move multiple contacts at a time.
      • Use CSV import to move contacts in bulk.
    • Copy schedule: This feature simplifies the creation of new report schedules by allowing you to copy the settings of an existing schedule. The settings can then be modified, as per requirement.
    • ADManager Plus mobile apps (v2.0) now support workflow and important user reports: Using the latest version of ADManager Plus iOS and Android apps, you can view and manage workflow requests, and also execute the tasks requested. Furthermore, you can generate the user reports - 'locked out', 'disabled', 'password expired', and 'inactive' - as well as perform the required management actions right from these reports.
  • Enhancements

    • Automation now provides the flexibility to either overwrite or append the values of user attributes while modifying user accounts.
    • Report Scheduler now allows you to:
      • Select multiple inputs while scheduling 'group members', 'users with empty attributes', and 'OS-based computers' reports.
      • Schedule 'shares in the servers' and 'permissions for folders' reports as well.
    • User creation templates now offer a new option - Creation Rules. It can be used to specify the attributes that should automatically be updated with predefined values whenever a user account is created. It also offers an option to set up conditions, which on being satisfied, shall auto-populate the specified fields in the user account being created.
    • Single user modification also includes Copy User Attributes option.
    • 'Shares in the servers' report also displays NTFS and share permissions in the file when it is exported to the desired format.
    • Custom attributes can now be used as a filter:
      • In Report Scheduler, to refine the report results.
      • In Automation, while specifying the objects to be managed.
    • Enhanced UI for selecting values in department, title, company, and office attributes:
      • Navigation arrows to view the next thirty entries in the list.
      • Predictive Search option to easily locate the desired entry. The search settings can be enabled/disabled from the Admin tab.
    • 'Detailed group members' report now also lists cross-forest members.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • While modifying an automated task or policy, inability to remove the selected report (that lists the objects on which the automated task or policy has been applied).
    • Inability to enable or disable display of well-known security principals while creating a File Server Management help desk role.
    • Inability to copy any of the user attributes when memberOf is included in the list of attributes to be copied.
    • Issues in the email delivery of 'inactive users' report.
    • 'Lync Online' being displayed in place of 'Skype for Business Online' while assigning Office 365 licenses.
  • Build 6371

    May 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Dynamic distribution group creation feature allows you to create query-based distribution groups in Active Directory. This feature also includes customizable dynamic distribution list creation template for standardizing and streamlining the group creation process.
    • Room mailbox management: You can now create new room mailboxes in both on-premise Exchange Server as well as cloud-based Office 365, from a single window. This feature also offers the capability to modify room mailboxes in Exchange Server.
    • Equipment mailbox management: This feature enables you to create new equipment mailboxes in Exchange Server and also Office 365. You can also modify an existing equipment mailbox in Exchange Server using this feature.
      This feature also includes configurable equipment mailbox creation and modification templates, to help you fine tune the process of creating and modifying equipment mailboxes exactly as per your needs.
    • Disable policy fallows you to define a set of tasks (deleting home folders, profiles, disabling mailboxes, execute a script, etc.) that must be executed when any user account is disabled. Further, this feature also allows you to create domain-specific disable policies.
    • BitLocker enabled computers report to identify all the computers for which BitLocker is turned on. You can view this list for multiple domains using one report.
  • Enhancements

    • Delete Policy now includes new options which allow you to move remote home folders, and also execute a custom script, to perform any specific action, while deleting a user account from Active Directory.
    • The 'Manager can update members list' option can now be enabled during bulk or CSV-based creation and also modification of groups.
    • The 'protect from accidental deletion' option is now included in both the single and bulk OU creation features.
    • Automation feature now includes an option to run custom scripts for managing users, and also modify the group membership of computers.
    • The scheduler for detailed group members report now features more options to offer more flexibility in specifying the report generation time and frequency.
    • The 'BitLocker recovery keys' report now displays the computer name as well.
    • Shared mailbox management now includes customizable templates for creating and modifying shared mailboxes.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Issue in disabling users via automation is now fixed.
    • Issue in removing the objects to be managed from a request that is yet to be executed is fixed.
    • While creating an account provisioning template or editing an existing one, the read-only fields will now be displayed distinctly, to easily distinguish them from the editable ones.
  • Build 6361

    March 2016

    • New Feature:

      Remote mailbox creation: You can now configure remote mailboxes while creating new accounts for users, individually, as well as, in bulk.

  • Build 6360

    March 2016

    • New Feature:

      Delete users' remote home folders and roaming profiles: You can now easily delete the users' remote home folders or roaming profiles, or both, in bulk.

      Move or delete users' Terminal Services home folders and profile paths: This feature allows you to delete or move the Terminal Services home folders or profile paths for multiple users at once. Also, while moving the terminal services home folders or profile paths, you can choose to retain a copy of them in the original location.

      Help desk technicians report: This report lists all available help desk technicians, along with details like, their delegated domains and OUs, roles, management and reporting tasks, etc. It also offers filters to view:

    • the settings of any specific help desk technician. Or,
    • all technicians matching a specific criterion (like delegated domains, delegated tasks, etc.). The report can also be exported to CSV, PDF, XLSX, and HTML formats.

      New Feature:

      GUI-based configuration of high availability setup: You can now enable high availability of ADManager Plus server and also configure the settings of various components (primary server, backup server, and virtual IP to access the server) required to ensure high availability.

  • Enhancements

    • Scheduled generation and email delivery of reports is now available for Password Policy, Account Lockout Policy, and Printer Reports also.
    • Help desk technician audit report can now be exported to CSV, PDF, XLSX, and HTML formats.
    • AD objects (users, groups, etc.) in the member and memberOf attributes will now be displayed in alphabetical order, during management operations.
  • Fixes

    • In modification templates, issues while applying modification rules when OU is specified in the conditions field.
    • Inability to assign templates to workflow requesters by help desk technicians.
    • OU selection pop-up taking a long time to load child OUs.
    • In help desk technician audit report, passwords of the user accounts created by the technician not being displayed in the 'details' of the action performed.
    • Inability to add proxyAddresses as custom attribute during group creation.
    • In help desk reset password console, need of an 'all domains' option in the domain search field to list users from all the domains configured.
    • In help desk password reset console, the option 'user must change password at next logon' not being a default selection.
    • In bulk user modification, error while importing a CSV file with employeeID attribute.
  • Build 6351

    January 2016

    • New Feature:

    • Support for Windows 10 With this release, ADManager Plus extends support for Windows 10.
  • Enhancements

    • Exclude nested groups from Group Members reports: You can now choose to generate Group Members reports of specific groups with only the members belonging to that particular group appearing in the reports (i.e. without nested group members).
    • New time-based filters for reports: While generating time-bound reports including recently created groups, recently expired user accounts, and more, you can now easily specify the precise period for which you need the reports using options such as: today, yesterday, on a date, before a date, after a date, last "N" days, this week, this month and custom period
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Issues fetching NTFS permissions for folders located in DFS environment.
    • Error while modifying a user's Exchange mailbox server and store settings.
    • Error while applying retention policy during user creation.
    • While creating titles, departments, offices, and companies, duplicate values were being created if spaces were left after an entry.
    • Inability to export "memberOf" attribute from a report to CSVDE format.
    • Issues provisioning users in Office 365 while creating mail or mailbox enabled users in Active Directory.
    • Issues applying email address policy while creating mail enabled groups.
  • Build 6341

    December 2015

    • New Feature:

      Skype for Business (Lync 2015) Management & Reporting: Besides Lync 2010 and 2013, you can now manage and report on user accounts in Lync 2015 / Skype for Business (SfB) as well. That is, right from ADManager Plus' console, you can now:

    • Create SfB/Lync user accounts, along with all relevant settings / policies (Telephony, Conferencing policy, External access policy, etc.)
    • Enable/Disable/Delete SfB or Lync user accounts
    • Modify the SfB/Lync policies (Conferencing, Archiving, and Telephony) of specific users
    • Identify all SfB/Lync enabled or disabled users via pre-defined reports

      Manage AD User Photos: This feature enables you to manage the profile pictures of Active Directory users individually, as well as, in bulk, by allowing you to:

    • upload new pictures
    • crop existing pictures
    • replace existing photos with different ones
    • delete pictures
  • Enhancements

    • Displaying users' AD attributes in Office 365 reports: Besides users' O365-specific attributes, the Office 365 reports now also display their important AD attributes such as SID, SAM Account Name, OU Name, Object GUID, etc.
    • ADManager Plus now uses an upgraded version of Tomcat for enhanced reliability and security.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Issues in adding cross-forest members while creating and modifying groups, in single and in bulk.
    • Exporting 'users in groups' report to xlsx results in the downloaded file's name being cluttered with special characters.
    • Product crashes while modifying the 'memberOf' attribute of users, if the DN of the group exceeds 260 characters.
    • While trying to create Exchange mailbox, legacy mailbox gets created instead, if there are issues in establishing remote PowerShell session.
    • Recovery mailbox database appears in Mailbox Store drop down list.
  • Build 6330

    November 2015

    • New Feature:

    • Shared Mailbox Creation and Modification features enable you to create and modify shared mailboxes in both, on-premise Exchange Server, as well as cloud-based Office 365, from a single console.
    • Copy Technician feature allows you to copy all the settings (delegated roles, assigned templates, and the domains/OUs/groups that can be managed) of any help desk technician, and use those copied values to create a new technician; eliminates the need for creating a new one from scratch.
    • Admin Audit Reports help in auditing all the changes made to a help desk technician or a help desk role's configuration, by listing all actions (creation, modification, and deletion) performed on it, along with details such as, who made the changes, the date and time at which they were performed, etc.
  • Enhancements

    • Bulk Management of Help Desk Technicians: The Active Directory (AD) delegation feature now allows you to create and modify help desk technicians in bulk.
      • Create new Help Desk Technicians in bulk, by delegating the required roles and OUs to all the relevant AD users, at once.
      • Bulk Edit Technicians allows you to modify multiple help desk technicians (add/remove roles, templates, and OUs assigned to them) in one go, making management of help desk technicians easier and quicker.
    • Export technicians and roles option allows you to export the details of all existing help desk roles and technicians to html, pdf, and excel formats.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • The issue of Office 365 license count not being shown correctly has been fixed.
    • CSV import now supports the creation of computers and contacts in different OUs, as required, using 'ouName' as CSV header. (In previous versions, bulk creation of computers or contacts could only be done in one OU at a time.)
    • Issues in bulk deletion of titles, departments, offices, and companies have been sorted.
    • In Automation, custom attributes can also be imported via CSV files.
  • Build 6330

    October 2015

    • New Feature:

      Computers not in groups report helps you identify all the computers that do not belong to (not members of) any of the specified Active Directory groups.

  • Enhancements

    • View common members of the specified groups - The 'detailed group members' report now features an option to list the members who are common (part of) to all the specified Active Directory groups. In other words, this option fetches all the users, groups, computers and contacts which are members of all the specified AD groups.
    • Deleting AD users becomes more flexible - you can now locate and delete the desired AD user account using the 'single user modification' and 'AD Explorer' features too.
    • New values appended to the Title, Department, Office and Company fields in AD will be automatically updated in ADManager Plus ( at 1:00 hrs everyday), and available for selection in the relevant user management features. (If you wish to immediately update and use a new value for any of these fields immediately, you can add the desired value manually in ADManager Plus's Admin tab.)
    • While reviewing, approving or executing the user creation requests, in the workflow, the corresponding technicians can now change the template specified in the request to a ?different one, as needed.
    • While assigning managers for AD objects, besides users it is now possible to select a group or a foreign security principal as well as managers.
    • During bulk creation of new contacts, groups and computers, you can now set the values for their custom attributes as well.
    • Option to personalize and rebrand ADManager Plus by replacing its logo with your organization's logo.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Unable to delete users via the delete option in the 'disabled users report'.
    • Domain name not being displayed in the 'permission for folder' report while selecting the required shared resource's path.
    • Product crashes whenever a management action is performed on users with a lengthy DN (>250 characters).
    • Proxy addresses and extension (custom) attributes of users and groups not being displayed in Exchange reports.
    • Proxy addresses and extension (custom) attributes of users and groups not being displayed in Exchange reports.
    • The 'check all' option not working as desired in the 'inactive users report'.
    • Issues in 'permissions for folders report': not being able to type the shared folder path, and unable to generate this report for a custom level (number of folder levels).
    • Error in adding proxy address in formats other than SMTP, such a X.400, X.500, etc., during creation or modification of AD users, groups and contacts.
    • Help desk technicians not being able to configure the delegated fields while creating new contacts via bulk contact creation.
    • The necessity to use the same password format for all the users while creating new users via the bulk user creation feature (you can now specify different password formats for different users).
    • Error in configuring Google Apps accounts.


Upcoming ADManager Plus features

  • In Pipeline

    Active Directory

    • Automated File Server permissions management
    • Azure AD Support
    • Cross-domain support for user management actions (move users, gorup membership management, etc.)
    • Modifying users by CSV using templates
    • Modifying the existing creation/modification rules in user templates

    Office 365

    • Automated revoking of O365 licenses
    • Provisioning users only in Office 365
    • License filter to assign/remove licenses


    • Flat user interface
    • Workflow requests status in home page dashboard
    • Revamped AD task assignment and notification rules in workflow
    • Integration with 3rd party HR applications
    • Integration with external databases
    • GPO Management
  • In Development

    Active Directory

    • Photo management option in single user creation and modification features
    • Email/text notifications after the execution of every management action
    • Reports: Enabled computers, recently created/modified/deleted contacts
    • Custom report configuration

    Office 365

    • Distribution group modification
    • Exchange Online mailbox management
    • Reports: users in groups, never logged on, ActiveSync enabled users


    • Customizable dashboards
    • Notifications for ADManager Plus down time, logon failures, and availability of new updates
    • Multiple business workflows
    • Domain-specific 'Impersonate as Admin' and 'Default Template' options
    • Sharing report scheduler and automation settings
  • In Testing

    Active Directory

    • Enhanced NTFS/Share permisison management options (copying folder permissions, previewing permissions & more)
    • Audit reports on NTFS/Share permission changes
    • Exporting workflow requests

    Distribution group modification

    • Distribution group modification

    Exchange Server

    • Applying address book and managed folder mailbox policy during user creation & modification
    • Setting OWA permissions for devices in user creation & modification


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