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What makes ManageEngine ADManager Plus unique?

Easy Web Based Access ADManager Plus is a easy web based Software and can be accessed from anywhere in the network (LAN) by using a web browser. Tools4Ever User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) is not web based and requires the Administrator / Delegated Help desk technician to be physically present to access the software to perform Management Tasks.
Management Actions
  • Both ADManager Plus and Tools4Ever help to perform management tasks to a great extent and help eliminate the need for scripting knowledge or use of error prone command line tools. Management actions are comprehensive and include Users, Groups, and Computers, objects, Exchange and More.
  • UMRA assists in performing management actions by assisting the administrators to design a mass project by grouping all the available scripts under the mass program and are saved. Bulk user creation, modification etc., are performed selecting the type of actions the administrator wishes to perform. Management actions are also performed using Search and Replace functions in the software.
  • Administrator creates templates based on requirement and imports a CSV file into the template to perform bulk user creation. To perform bulk modification actions the list of users are extracted in the form of reports and a wizard based process helps to perform management tasks. ADManager Plus also supports bulk modification using CSV files and templates.
Reports
  • Both ADManager Plus and UMRA help generate comprehensive list of reports on all active directory infrastructure resources.
  • Reports generated with UMRA can only be exported to MS Access or a SQLServer and mandates installation of such prerequisites. Reports generated with ADManager Plus can be exported to any desired format like csv, csvde, xls, pdf, html and does not require any additional installations.
  • More than 100 Pre-canned reports are available with ADManager Plus and are well grouped under specific sections. Like Users, Groups, Computers, Printers, OUs, GPOs, Exchange, No such facility or grouping is present with UMRA console, desired reports are obtained by ordering scripts to preference.
  • Scheduling of Reports and emailing them is possible with ADManager Plus. Scheduling is possible but Emailing them to administrator not aware.
Delegation of Tasks to help desk technicians
  • Both ADManager Plus and UMRA permit delegation tasks to help desk technicians and also specific to organizational units.
  • The delegation of task is very simple with ADManager Plus where the administrator has to create roles by selecting one or more tasks from a list and assign them to a helpdesk. UMRA requires the administrator to develop an UMRA table to delegate tasks to help desks.
  • A helpdesk technician can access the software to perform management tasks from anywhere in the domain using the web based ADManager Plus , however UMRA requires installation to be made on a separate machine and restricts him to perform tasks from the installed Machine alone.
  • Common helpdesk roles supported:
    • Mass move users to new Organizational Unit locations
    • Deploy Exchange 2000 & 2003 mailboxes
    • Create home directories and permissions for thousands of users
    • Have your helpdesk reset passwords
    • Have your IT department unlock or disable accounts
    • Delegate tasks to create user accounts with home directories and mailboxes
Self Service Portal ManageEngine ADManager Plus includes a web based self service portal in its professional edition. The self service portal allows any domain user to login into the web portal and self update his own personal information in the Active Directory. Tools4Ever(UMRA) does not provide such facilities to end users.
Installation ADManager Plus requires only a single installation being web based and can be accessed from anywhere in the domain. Tools4Ever UMRA is not web based and hence requires multiple installations. UMRA requires separate installations for the Administrator and HelpDesks.
Licensing ADManager Plus is licensed based on the number of domains and the number of help desk technicians who are to use the software. Tools4Ever UMRA is licensed based on the number of user objects that are managed using the software.
Clients ManageEngine ADManager Plus requires no clients to be installed. The administrator, help desk technicians or end users require only a web browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Features Comparison based on User Management Functionality

Features ManageEngine ADManager Plus
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Tools4Ever (UMRA)
Main Feature Used in User Management CSV file and Templates UMRA Tables and CSV Files
Scripting Action Actions Performed with ADManager Plus are very simple. It requires a simple click of a mouse; required actions can be selected from a drop down menu and easily directed to the completion of Actions through wizards. It has a pre programmed list of scripts arranged in an order; The scripts are dragged and dropped based on the command being executed and reproduced.
Works on a Console Mode ADManager Plus does not work on a console mode instead it has a easy to use web based user interface.  
Need to Understand AD Infrastructure. Since the program is a easy wizard based knowledge of various AD attributes is sufficient to work with the program. Knowledge of AD Infrastructure is required to organize the usage of scripts and corresponding variables.
Targeted Any Administrator or non‐ administrator who is delegated a role to perform tasks. An Administrator / IT Manager who has a wide knowledge on Active Directory.
User Interface Completely web based and hence has a very convenient User Interface. It grouped into sections as available in Active Directory. Similar to Active Directory with a drag and drop option
Knowledge Level Expectancy from an end user by the product Basic knowledge on various Active Directory attributes is sufficient to access the easy to use and understand software. Knowledge on the Tables used in UMRA is mandatory before you actually perform management actions.
User Guide Easily understandable even without any help document even for the most complex AD operations. Mandatory to understand the product at every level however minor an operation might be
Visibility of Management Tasks Tasks are grouped and are easily accessible. All actions need to be derived from the list of available scripts.
No. of Installations It requires only a single Installation and also can be run as a service throughout the domain It must be installed separately for every helpdesk technician / administrator
Licensing Based on Number of Domains and Help Desk Technicians Number of users present in Domain
Running as a Service Possible Possible
Product Pricing Low High

Table showing the Difference between ManageEngine ADManager Plus and Tools4Ever User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA)

Highlights ManageEngine ADManager Plus
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Tools4Ever (UMRA)
Supports Active Directory    
Supports Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007    
Supports all Active Directory attributes    
Supports Windows Terminal Server    
Zero script knowledge required    
Name generation and duplicate handling    
Use CSV input for mass create‐update‐delete batch jobs    
Run mass batch jobs directly on your Active Directory    
Delegate administrative tasks to helpdesk users    
Create custom user interface for delegated tasks    
Includes a Windows Forms client for helpdesk users Web based client for Helpdesk  
Active Directory user account creation & modification
Create user account, create contact, create group    
Edit all user account, contact and group attributes    
Change account logon settings    
Assign user account, contact group memberships, nest groups    
Delete user account    
Move user account    
Rename user account    
Export user account, contact and group attributes    
Help Desk Delegation
Help Desk Delegation    
OU Based Delegation of Help Desk   Unknown
Help Desk assigned to perform restricted management Actions    
OU Based Management, Administration and Reporting    
Supports Scheduling of Reports    

ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Highlights ManageEngine ADManager Plus
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Tools4Ever (UMRA)
Self Service Portal    
Facility to perform ADSearch    
Exchange 2000 and 2003
Create mailbox    
Set mailbox permissions, assign associated external account    
Manage mailbox settings    
Configure recipient settings for message and mailbox size    
Delete mailbox    
Exchange 2007
   
Create Mail Box    
Create Mail Enabled Users    
General user settings
Manage Terminal Service settings for Active Directory    
Manage Dial‐in settings for Active Directory    
Dial‐in Properties    
Live Communication Server Properties can be enabled    
OCS Properties    
File system
Create directory    
Assign file & folder permissions    
Share directory    
Copy directory and data   Unknown
Delete directory   Unknown
Windows NT4 user account creation & modification    
Non Active Directory Management    
PowerShell Agent Service    
Lotus Notes Support    

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model
The pricing of ADManager Plus starts at $ 595 for the standard edition

Conclusion

  • When considering the need for most important Active Directory Management and Reporting features ManageEngine ADManager Plus more than fits the bill. Especially for organizations deploying Windows Active Directory ManageEngine ADManager Plus with its comprehensive set of features will be the right choice.
  • ADManager Plus greatly scores ahead of Tools4Ever UMRA with the ability to provide an easy web user interface and a list of over 100 canned reports on Active Directory.
  • The cost of ADManager Plus starts at $ 495 for the standard version and $795 for the professional which is a definite advantage.
  • The mode of licensing for ADManager Plus depending on the Number of domains and Number of Help Desk Technicians, whereas tools4ever UMRA provides a user based pricing. This helps management not to worry about high level of user intake when considering costs of the software.
  • Ability to provide a self service portal for domain users to self update personal information in Active Directory and an ADSearch facility for domain users to search for other users in the domain.
  • Product pricing of ManageEngine ADManager Plus is economical compare to that of Tools4Ever UMRA which is on a higher scale. ADManager Plus starts $495 thus addresses the needs of Small, Medium and also large Enterprise.
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  • 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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