The Automation feature in ADManager Plus redefines the implementation of Active Directory in a business organization. It lets you employ an automation or controlled-automation that carries out the repetitive or monotonous Active Directory tasks that are crucial to an organization s functioning.
A task or sequence of tasks can be configured and scheduled to be executed at a pre-specified time or interval. Ironically, ADManager Plus automation does not completely deny you control over the task; Instead its controlled-automation feature can propel the automation through an already configured workflow, hence retaining control and accountability.
The following sections will help you to get a hang of Automation feature in ADManager Plus
Provision user accounts in Active Directory, Office 365, Exchange, Skype for Business/Lync, and G Suite simultaneously. Combined with the option to import users list from a CSV file, and use customized templates to provision user accounts exactly the way a department or a branch needs them, creating multiple user accounts, all at once, is turned into an effortless and completely hands-free activity.
Manage users' group memberships accurately with automation and user modification templates. These templates allow you to set up rules to auto- update users' group memberships based on specific conditions. For example, you can create a rule to add the user to the 'approvers' group if the user's title is 'manager'. You can also update or manage the group membership for users in bulk, by importing a CSV file containing the list of user accounts to be modified.
Automate AD cleanup by using an automation policy to define when and in what order the cleanup activities need to be performed. For example, configure an automation policy such that inactive users (as provided via the inactive users report) are disabled, then moved to another OU after x number of days, and ultimately deleted after y number of days. Implement this automation policy in an automation and specify how often the automation should run.