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Release Notes

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  • Build 6580

    June 2017

    • New Features:

    • Active Directory management notifications: This feature notifies all the relevant stakeholders via email and/or SMS, whenever an AD, Office 365 or Exchange management action is executed. Further, the notification messages can be customized based on the management action performed, the domain in which it is performed or the technician who performs the action.
    • Litigation hold enabled Exchange Online mailboxes report: View all the Office 365 users for whose Exchange Online mailboxes the litigation hold option is enabled.
    • Recently created, modified, and deleted contacts reports: Fetch the complete list of recently created, modified and deleted Active Directory contacts.
    • Exchange Online (Office 365) mailbox management: Enable litigation hold and in-place archive, and also add proxy addresses for the mailboxes of Office 365 users in bulk, using the new features added to the Exchange Online management module.
    • ServiceNow integration: IT help desk technicians can now create Active Directory users, and also manage them – reset passwords, enable or disable, unlock and delete user accounts – easily and instantly, right from within the ServiceNow console.
    • Product update notification: This option keeps you informed about the new features and enhancements added to ADManager Plus so that you can update your installation to the latest version.
  • Enhancements

    • Office 365 management:
      • Flexibility to choose any attribute other than the default 'objectGUID' as the 'sourceAnchor' to replicate changes made in the on-premises AD in Office 365 environment.
      • Option to automatically install MSOnline PowerShell module for Azure Active Directory, prerequisite for managing Office 365 accounts via ADManager Plus.
      • While creating shared mailbox in Office 365, it is now possible to specify an email address also, along with the other settings.
    • Organizational unit (OU) modification:
      • Single OU modification: Allows you to make the desired changes to any specific OU.
      • OU modification templates: Allows you to modify multiple attributes of an OU, all at once.
      • 'Protect OU from accidental deletion' option in CSV-based bulk modification of OUs.
    • Custom script option in computer, OU and group creation templates, to execute the desired action after the completion of computer, OU and group creation tasks.
    • Contact creation: Option to use templates while creating contacts in bulk.
    • Delegation:
      • Option to set a default template for each domain in which the technician has been allowed to carry out the assigned management actions.
      • Audit reports now also display the module that was used by the help desk technicians while performing the assigned actions.
    • All users report will now display users' profile photos also, if available, along with all the other details about the users.
    • While creating Exchange mailbox for users via the single user creation feature, it is now possible to select the desired DAG too.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • XSS issue in help desk roles, assignment rules in workflow and detailed group membership report.
    • Issue in migrating from MySQL to MSSQL database.
    • The 'Exclude Child OUs' option not functioning properly while generating the 'users with empty attributes' report through scheduler.
    • Office 365 license not being removed properly using the disable policy.
    • Error in generating the 'computers not in group' report.
    • They keystore password not being encrypted when the 'Encrypt Keystore Password' option is enabled.
  • Build 6570

    April 2017

    • New Features:

    • Group-based help desk delegation: Besides delegating help desk roles to individual AD users, you can now delegate them to AD groups as well. Delegating a role to an AD group would result in all the group members having permissions to perform the tasks defined in that role.
    • Exchange Online (Office 365) management: The following Exchange Online management features have been added:
      • Disable/delete remote mailboxes: This feature lets you disable or delete remote mailboxes. You can also choose to disable only the archive of a remote mailbox.
      • Mailbox delegation: You can grant full access, send on behalf, and send as permissions for Office 365 mailboxes to specific users and groups.
      • Hide from address lists: You can hide or unhide specific users from address lists.
      • Email forwarding: You can enable or disable email forwarding, configure the forwarding address, and more.
      • Storage limits: This feature lets you update various storage limits such as the maximum storage limit before a warning is issued, and more.
    • Office 365 reports: The following new Office 365 reports have been added:
      • Never logged on users report: Generates the details of all those Office 365 users who have never logged on.
      • ActiveSync enabled users report: Displays all ActiveSync enabled users in your Office 365 environment.
      • Shared mailboxes report: Lists the details of all Exchange Online shared mailboxes.
  • Enhancements

    • All computers report displays BitLocker status as well.
    • While configuring workflow requesters, it is now possible to exclude child OUs of the selected OUs.
    • AD explorer also displays BitLocker status in computer properties.
    • If logon hours is among the data generated in a report, the exported copy contains logon hours as well.
    • User modification rules now let you configure conditions to automatically update Terminal Services user profile and home folder.
    • Disable/delete policy includes options to disable Lync/Skype for Business user account, remove EUM address, and remove direct reports.
    • The support for Office 365 licenses has been extended to:
      • Bulk user creation via CSV import: You can now use the CSV import option to assign Office 365 licenses while creating users' AD and Office 365 accounts.
      • User creation rules: You can automatically assign specific Office 365 licenses to users during the account creation process based on predefined conditions.

      Additionally, the drag-n-drop feature now includes an option to not create users in AD if any of the selected licenses are no longer available.

  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Error in exporting and scheduling Office 365 user reports when user count exceeds 13000.
    • Issue in configuring multiple proxy addresses of a user account.
    • EmailAddress not being accepted as CSV file header while assigning or revoking Office 365 licenses via the CSV import option.
    • The properties of desired dynamic distribution groups not being displayed via the search AD objects option.
    • In single group creation, inability to assign a user from the child domain as manager.
    • Automation not getting executed when an automation policy with user creation as instant task and any other activities as successive tasks is implemented in it.
  • 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 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-premises 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-premises 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.
  • Build 6300

    May 2015

    • New Feature:

      OU (organizational unit) Management provides the ability to perform the following tasks via ADManager Plus:

      • Create OUs
      • Modify OUs
      • Move OUs
      • Delete OUs

      OU management also offers:

      • Bulk creation and management of OUs via CSV import
      • Customizable OU creation templates which help you to fine tune the OU creation process to exactly meet your organizational demands
      • The ability to create a new parent OU, and then create the required OUs inside it

      Report from CSV: This report enables you to import user and computer accounts from a CSV file into ADManager Plus, which then extracts and displays the Active Directory details of those accounts.

      This report also features an option to refine the report’s result by specifying the attributes in the CSV file based on which you wish to locate the desired objects in AD; you can also customize the report by choosing the specific fields (columns) that you wish to view in the result.

      Exchange ActiveSync Policy Management allows you to assign the appropriate ActiveSync policies for users Exchange mailboxes, right while creating new accounts for them in the Active Directory and Exchange. You can apply the ActiveSync policies while creating new user accounts in single or in bulk.

      Exchange Archive (online and on-premises) Management offers the flexibility to create archive mailboxes for users either on the cloud or on premises. Using this feature you can create archive mailboxes for users simultaneously while creating their Active Directory accounts and Exchange mailboxes; you can also enable archiving for those users who already have Exchange mailboxes.

  • Enhancements

    • Revamped report result page.
    • Added more on-the-fly management action in reports page. (Add to Group, Remove From Group & Move objects)
    • Report generation performance improved.
    • OU and Contact Sync. - In manual domain refresh, ou popup refresh, One o'clock scheduler, while adding a domain ou details will update through ADSync. Similarly contact details will update through adsync while refresh in ModifySingleContact, after create a contact.
    • Delete OU - Empty OUs report
    • Scheduler - Run Now - We can run the scheduler instantly using this Run Now option except default schedulers
    • If OUName (which is given in the csv file) which is not available in AD then it will create new OU and then creating the objects.
    • Archive Mailbox in SUC,SUM,BUC,modify using csv- It enables the user to create an archive mailbox either on on-premises mailbox store or office 365(Exchange Online Archiving
    • Active Sync Policy in SUC,BUC - It is used to assign active sync policy(Exchange policy) in user creation
    • Auto log upload enhancement - Latest log files will be uploaded based on upload limit of bonitas server.
    • Exchange reports category - moved to New report queue flow.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Duplication at the forest level does not occur in templates
    • DB size is huge- Cleanup query timeout
    • Export page format dependent
    • MailboxStores are not displayed
    • Product Crash- Query based DL reports
    • Group members report doesn't have close option after selecting group
    • Default option "Afghanistan" being chosen instead of "Select Country" during creation of User Modification/ Creation template
    • ADMP crashes while modifying group using SGM
    • Sorting issue in Title and Department
    • ADMP crashes while trying to move home folder
    • In shares in Servers report, groups are not displayed in permission field
    • On exporting Permission for folders report in XLSX format, empty zip folder is created
    • Need to disable SSL V3
    • Vulnerabilities in ADMP
    • Need to add Notes field in AD Explorer
    • Setting HTTP Only in server.xml
    • Issue in applying the retention policy
    • HDT unable to added members to a group in SGM 
    • Office 365 Distribution Group report showing empty result.
    • Lync Servers are not displayed
    • Issue in adding groups in SUM
    • In BGC if OUName is mentioned in CSV, we need to skip Container selection page
    • Assigning Rules are not working properly
    • Search in BUM will not work only if 'Add to Group' is delegated in Group Attributes
    • Unable to save the message in Notification message if the content is long
    • SUC success/error message not shown and BUC user not created if displayName attribute left empty.
    • Unchecked attributes appear again while editing scheduled detailed group members report.
    • Domain part of pre windows logon name remains same as first selected user even while choosing user from different domain in AD search
    • Product crashes during domain refresh/ lync operations if .NET framework version less than 2.0
    • Google App wrong error message 
    • Telephone Number under general in AD Explorer
    • Exporting reports with fixed column width and configurable number of lines per sheet in xls.
    • Schedule reports does not generate child domain data when both parent and child domain is selected for schedule.
    • 'DirectReports' column in "All Managers' report is showing single value when it contains multiple values
    • Issue in deleting same title with different cases(alphabetical)
    • When moving homefolders, format specifiers (%username%) are not handled
    • HDT is delegated domain 1 - Role1 (limited permissions), domain2 - Role2(full permission), upon user creation unauthorized values are filled.
    • HDT with include/exclude groups are not handled for "Member" component
    • Remove the check for 10000 self service.
    • When custom attribute is used in CSV Import, upon listing "Error occured users" those values are not shown.
    • Mandatory fields are present for "Allow reconnection" and "When session limit is reached or connection is broken".
    • "Administrative group" value chosen in template is not loaded correctly in Exchange Tab(SUC).
    • "Storage limits" are not updated correctly in AD, upon modification.(SUM)
    • The parameter KB is not changed according to language in BUM Delivery Restriction.
    • Dial-In values are not updated in AD in other languages.
    • On clicking cancel button in "Copy User" in SUM, Home page  gets loaded instead of closing current window
    • Custom Attribute for mgmt are not handled correctly in build 5000.
    • Improve the performance by new Queue design done by Kumar



    • License - OU Management will support only in Professional.
    • Supported Ldap attributes for OU Management -Name, Description, Street,City,State, ZIP code, Country, Manager, Select Container
  • Build 6310

    July 2015

    • Enhancements:

    • Grant 'SendAs' permission to Active Directory (AD) users during user creation and modification: You can now set the 'Send As' permission for users right during their onboarding process, in single or in bulk, using the new option added to the single and bulk user creation features; you can configure the 'Send As' permission for existing users too using the single user modification feature.
    • Flexible CSV-based modification of AD objects: The CSV import feature has been enhanced by adding the following options to offer more flexibility for modifying AD objects:
      • For multi-valued attributes: you can choose to either append the values specified in the CSV file to the attributes' existing values in AD, or overwrite their existing AD values with the values specified in the CSV file.
      • If the value of an attribute in the CSV file is empty, you can now choose to either clear the attribute's existing value in AD, or retain its current value in AD, as per your need.
    • Bulk modification of user creation templates: This option allows you to make the desired changes to multiple user creation templates at once. For example, consider the case where you wish to standardize the naming format for the logon name in a specific set of templates. Instead of modifying the relevant templates one after the other, you can set the desired naming format in all the relevant templates in a single action, using this option.
  • Fixes

  • The following issues have been fixed in this release:

    • Issue in configuring the 'Enhanced Presence' setting for users in LCS/OCS.
    • Error in exporting report data to XLSX format if the report contains date-related fields.
    • ‘User Forum’ link in the Support tab not being visible after enabling SSL.
    • Error when a help desk technician tries to add AD users/computers to groups.



    • License - OU Management will support only in Professional.
    • Supported Ldap attributes for OU Management -Name, Description, Street,City,State, ZIP code, Country, Manager, Select Container


Upcoming ADManager Plus features

  • In Pipeline

    Active Directory

    • Azure AD support.
    • Cross-domain support for user management actions (move users, manage group membership, etc.).
    • User modification via CSV import using templates.

    Office 365

    • Delegation of Office 365 management tasks to help desk.
    • Exclusive tab for Office 365 management features.


    • Flat user interface.
    • Status of workflow requests in the home page's dashboard.
    • Revamped AD task assignment and notification rules in workflow.
    • Integration with third party HR applications.
    • Integration with external databases.
    • NTFS reports: Additional filters & permissions to be directly displayed in the reports (without clicking on the Advanced option).
  • In Development

    Active Directory

    • Photo management option in single and bulk user creation.
    • Custom report configuration.
    • Email notification to update execution of automated tasks.
    • De-provisioning policy - Option to export mailboxes to PST.
    • Report that summarizes execution of automated tasks.
    • Time option in successive tasks while creating automation policies.
    • Manager-based help desk delegation.
    • Automatically notify a manager about his team's account status.
    • User modification rules enhancement:
      • Option to select "append to existing value" while assigning values to multi-value attributes such as memberof.
      • Edit the existing assigned values.

    Office 365

    • Automated revoking of Office 365 licenses.
    • Assign/remove licenses: Filters to show unlicensed/licensed users, and users with specific Office 365 licenses.


    • Customizable dashboard.
    • Notifications for ADManager Plus downtime and logon failures.
    • Multiple business workflows.
  • In Testing

    Active Directory

    • FSM request using workflow.
    • File server delegation.
    • Share scheduler and automation.
    • Archive option for help desk audit reports.
    • Linked mailbox creation.
    • GPO management.
    • RSA Secure ID support for Two Factor Authentication.
    • Modify user photos - High resolution photo support.

    Exchange Online

    • Creation of Office 365 accounts in cloud with Exchange Online and group membership features.
    • Features that will be modified:
      • User creation.
      • Layout while creating accounts for existing AD users.
    • Additional attributes support (Mail alias, group membership, enable litigation hold & enable archive).


    • Log forwarding: Support for Syslog and Splunk.


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