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ADManager Plus Vs Windows PowerShell scripting

ADManager Plus, unlike PowerShell, offers an extensive set of predefined features and prepackaged reports that turn AD management and reporting into simple, GUI-based, point-and-click activities. Though any action can be performed using PowerShell, you have to write a script from scratch for any operation that you wish to perform. Also, if you have to modify the action, the script has to be altered accordingly

Why you should think beyond PowerShell for managing AD

  • Delay occurs since the data is retrieved from AD for every instance of commands being run
  • No pre-defined actions management actions and reports.
  • If the same task has to be executed for different sets of objects, the script has to be modified and executed again.
  • No single web-based console for Active Directory (AD), MS Exchange, Office 365, Skype for Business (Lync), and G Suite management and reporting.
  • No readily available features for automation, delegation and workflow.
  • No standalone mobile apps.

ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Feature ManageEngine ADManager Plus
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PowerShell
Dashboard with reports that can be drilled down.    
Mode of execution GUI-based console Command line interface
Active Directory management
Template-based, all-inclusive bulk AD accounts provisioning    
Rule-based account creation and modification templates    
Pre-defined features for frequently performed (reset password, enable/disable, unlock accounts).    
Customized naming formats    
Proactive duplicates check and handling while creating users and contacts.    
Custom delete and disable policy (Delete home folders, disable Exchange mailboxes, revoke Office 365 licenses and more).    
Active Directory reporting
Built-in report library    
Management from reports    
Report scheduler which auto-generate reports with email delivery of reports in different formats (PDF, HTML, or CSV).    
Management and reporting in other platforms
Office 365 management and reporting
  • Create multiple Office 365 users.
  • Assign, remove licenses in bulk.
  • Reports on users that are inactive,have ActiveSync enabled, last logon times, license details, distribution, security, and dynamic distribution groups
   

(Requires extensive scripting)

Exchange management and reporting
  • Bulk Exchange mailbox creation for AD users and groups.
  • Reports on mailbox-enabled users, mailenabled users and groups, Active Sync, OMA, OWA, and POP3 enabled or disabled users.
   

(Requires extensive scripting)

Customizable workflow
  • Ticket-based AD management
  • Review-approval based execution
  • Automated task assignment
  • View status of requests
   
Delegation
  • Customized help desk roles for technicians
  • OU and group based delegation
  • Help desk audit reports
   
Automation
  • Single-window automation with built-in actions to manage AD, Exchange, and Office 365.
  • Automate standalone and sequential tasks to perform routine tasks like AD cleanup, etc, from its built-in, ready-to-use actions.
   

(Requires extensive scripting to perform these actions, whereas these tasks can be performed by ready-to-use features in ADManager Plus)

Integrations with other applications
Out-of-the-box integration with ITSM tools like ServiceDesk Plus, ServiceNow; databases like MS SQL, Oracle and support for logforwarding to Syslog servers.    
Other benefits
GUI-based employee search  

(Employee search can be performed without logging onto the product)

 

(PowerShell requires the user to query the DC name to retrieve the objects.)

  • Email and SMS alerts on execution of AD tasks.
  • iOS and Android apps
   

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model
The Standard edition starts at $ 595
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What customers say about us

  • CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to Active Directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation.

    Judy OlivierProject Manager, CAMH

About ManageEngine ADManager Plus

ManageEngine ADManager Plus is a web-based Windows AD management and reporting solution that helps AD administrators and help desk technicians accomplish their day-to-day activities. With an intuitive,easy-to-use interface, ADManager Plus handles a variety of complex tasks and generates an exhaustive list of AD reports, some of which are essential requirements to satisfy compliance audits. It also helps administrators manage and report on their Exchange Server, Office 365, and Google Apps environments, in addition to AD, all from a single console.

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