ManageEngine ADManager Plus Release Notes


 

ManageEngine ADManager Plus 6.6.4

Highlights of Build 6640

New Features:

Integration with Splunk server: Forward Active Directory log data to Splunk server for detailed auditing.

Delegation of Office 365 tenants and G Suite accounts:

  • Delegate Office 365 management and reporting to help desk technicians with the option to assign only specific Office 365 domains and licenses.
  • Delegate G Suite management and reporting to help desk technicians.

New Office 365 group reports to list groups with owner, groups without owner, and size of groups in Office 365.

Enhancements:

  • GPO enhancements: 
  • Option to rename the GPOs.
  • Option to copy existing GPO links of domains or sites while creating new GPO links.
  • When the distinguished name of an OU, group, or user attribute is changed in AD, it will be updated in ADManager Plus templates and workflow requests automatically in the appropriate fields (container, memberOf, and manager).
  • Automate the execution of approved workflow requests using scheduler.
  • View NetApp server permissions also using NTFS reports.

Fixes:

  • Unable to update correct legacyExchangeDN value if umlaut characters are present in the full name attribute.
  • Unable to search the help desk audit report using action name, action category, or module used fields.
  • Issue in generating reports through scheduler.
  • Issue in showing or hiding the option to trust the browser for 180 days while configuring OTP via email in two factor authentication.
  • Requesters having OU restriction will be unable to create requests to modify user using template in workflow if the container is not specified in the template.
  • Issue in setting logon restrictions for accessing computers in Modify User by Template request in workflow.

Highlights of Build 6633

Enhancements:

This build includes the following enhancements to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Settings to help ADManager Plus users comply with the GDPR

  • User will be prompted for consent while integrating with third party applications.
  • While adding custom LDAP attributes, administrators can specify if the LDAP attribute belongs to PII (Personally Identifiable information) category.
  • During deletion of techncians, you can enable the option to anonymize the technician's name displayed in the audit report.
  • Password protection for exported reports, database backup, and archived audit report files.

Enhancements for ADManager Plus to be compliant with the GDPR

  • Technicians' passwords stored in the database are encrypted using bcrypt algorithm.
  • Database access via command prompt or client tool is secured with a password.
  • Privacy settings for the GDPR are enabled by default for customers in the European Union.
  • Report export and CSV file import actions are audited.
  • Sensitive information such as email server and email addresses are masked in the UI of connection settings.

Highlights of Build 6632

Enhancements:

Single sign-on to ADManager Plus using SAML authentication: You can set up single sign on to access ADManager Plus through any of these popular identity providers.

  • Okta
  • OneLogin
  • Ping Identity

Highlights of Build 6631

New Features:

Zendesk integration: Help desk technicians can create users in Active Directory, Office 365, Exchange Server, Skype for Business, Lync, and G Suite from the Zendesk console.
They can also perform the following user management actions from within the Zendesk console:

  • Reset passwords
  • Enable or disable user accounts
  • Unlock user accounts
  • Delete user accounts

Enhancements:

  • Active Directory management add-on license: ServiceDesk Plus customers can avail the AD management add-on license which allows help desk technicians to execute important AD user management actions from within the ServiceDesk Plus console.

Fixes:

The following issue has been fixed in this release:

  • While processing a single user creation request, the approver is unable to view the email address entered by the requester.

Highlights of Build 6630

New Features:

    Office 365 group creation: Create distribution groups, mail enabled security groups and regular Office 365 groups in bulk using CSV files.

Enhancements:

  • After generating Office 365 group members report, you can filter the data to view only members of specific groups.
  • Option to execute custom script on successful creation and modification of room and equipment mailboxes.
  • Supports management of Office 365 tenants configured in independent Azure cloud deployments, including Azure Germany and Azure China.
  • While removing NTFS permissions for folders, you can now preview permissions before updating the changes in Active Directory.
  • Remove Send As and Send on Behalf permissions in Exchange Online for multiple mailboxes.
  • Help desk role:

    • Delegation of NTFS and share permissions modification rights to technicians is now granular and includes options such as include inheritable permissions from this object's parent and more.
    • While assigning permissions to generate reports to the technicians, you can allow or deny the permission to use report scheduler.

    Workflow:

    • Option to resend a failed user or contact creation request or rejected request by the requester for processing it again.
    • Super admin can assign unassigned requests to any specific technician.

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Path traversal and DoS attack vulnerabilities.
  • Unable to view archived audit reports.
  • Unable to update primary email address for mail enabled users and contacts.
  • Email notifications are not sent after performing bulk management actions using CSV file.
  • Unable to set mailbox delegation properties such as full access rights, send as and send on behalf for Office 365 shared mailboxes.
  • Unable to save HTTP Request Headers while configuring custom SMS provider settings.
  • Unable to enable hide from Exchange address list in group modification.

Highlights of Build 6622

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Error in exporting reports in any chosen format if the attribute values begins with +,-,= or @.
  • SIP URI field in Skype for Business/Lync Server settings is set as a mandatory field in system template even though it is not mandatory.
  • Error while modifying previously configured delete/disable policy.

Highlights of Build 6621

Fixes:

The following issue has been fixed in this release:

  • For greater security, logging of audit data to a flat file will be disabled by default.

Highlights of Build 6620

New Features:

  • RSA SecurID-based authentication:
  • You can now use RSA SecurID as an option for Two Factor Authentication (TFA) for secure access to ADManager Plus.

  • Single Sign-On to logon to ADManager Plus:
  • Users can access ADManager Plus by just logging on to their Windows machines, by enabling Single Sign On.

  • Configure Auto reply in Office 365:
  • Enable, disable, or schedule auto reply for the Exchange Online mailboxes of multiple users. You can also set separate messages for internal and external users.

Enhancements:

  • Remove group memberships while modifying users, computers, groups and contacts and remove proxyAddresses for users, groups and contacts in bulk using CSV file.
  • Update the manager field for users, computers, groups and OUs using sAMAccountName in CSV file while modifying them in bulk.
  • Auto reply can be configured for users using modification templates in single user modification.
  • Notification:

  • You can create notification profiles exclusively for OUs.
  • While viewing scheduled automation, reports, and advanced reports, you can now use filters to view only the ones created by you, shared by you, and shared to you.
  • Export user mailbox:You can use delete policy to automatically export user mailboxes to the specified location before deleting the Active Directory user accounts. You can also track the status of the export mailbox operations with Mailbox Export History option.

    Skype for Business/Lync:

  • Modify users' Skype for Business/Lync properties using the single user modification feature.
  • Assignmobility policy for users in Skype for Business/Lync Server 2013 and above using templates during single user creation and modification.
  • Modify users' Skype for Business/Lync policies such asLocation, Client version, Client, PIN, Mobility, External accessin bulk user modification.

 

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Unable to update user photos to exchangePhoto attribute in bulk user modification.
  • Unable to edit, create or delete GPO if LDAPS feature is enabled in connection settings in ADManager Plus.
  • Users not listed while configuring auto reply settings using bulk user management feature.
  • Error in configuring multiple email addresses for administrator in Email server settings.
  • Unable to configure HTTP Request Headers in SMS gateway settings in Admin settings.
  • Error in displaying the owner name in Shares in the servers report.
  • Unable to change templates while processing workflow requests.
  • Technician's name displayed as ADManager Plus Admin even if actions were performed by other help desk technicians through workflow module in help desk audit report.
  • CVE-2017-17552 (URL redirection and CSRF) vulnerability.

 

Highlights of Build 6613

New Feature:

  • Office 365 users' last logon report:
  • This report displays logon-specific details such as the last logon and last logoff times of Office 365 users, along with details such as the licenses assigned to them and more.

Enhancement:

  • Manage O365 users' licenses and Exchange Mailbox settings from inactive users report:

  • Right from the inactive Office 365 users report, it is now possible to assign, remove or revoke Office 365 licenses and also manage Exchange Mailbox settings, such as Mailbox delegation, Hide from address lists, Add additional Email addresses and more, of Office 365 users.

 

Highlights of Build 6612

Enhancements:

  • Option to execute a custom script on successful contact creation and modification, and group modification also.
  • You can now enable the Protect object from accidental deletion option while creating and modifying objects (user, computer, group, contact) individually or in bulk.
  • While creating dynamic distribution groups, you can use Telephone number and Other telephone also in the conditions to decide the recipients.
  • While creating and modifying objects, you can now import a CSV file to specify values for memberOf field.
  • Modify the credentials of the Office 365 account specified in ADManager Plus Office 365 settings.
  • When a help desk technician is created, the selected user s email address and description in AD are auto-updated in the technician s profile. They can be changed whenever needed.
  • Select the desired DAG while creating users Exchange mailboxes via bulk user modification, workflow, and automation features
  • In account creation and modification templates, you can now:

  • Edit the rules already configured in account creation and modification templates.

    Append new groups to the values already configured in the memberOf field in existing creation and modification templates.

    Rule-based value assignment can now be performed for logon name, custom attributes, terminal user settings, and more.

 

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Unable to update the value for mAPIRecipient custom attribute configured in ADManager Plus while creating mail-enabled contacts using CSV file.
  • Unable to update manager field using sAMAccountName in CSV file import.
  • Incorrect time displayed for execution of successive tasks configured in automation policy in the workflow requests section.
  • Unable to delete or disable mailbox(s) from mailbox-enabled users report.
  • Executors unable to edit or view some of the workflow requests.
  • Requests not displayed in the All requests page in workflow while using the MS SQL as the product database.

 

Highlights of Build 6611

New Features:

ADManager Plus strengthens its Office 365 management and reporting with these new capabilities:

  • User management: Reset passwords, block and unblock Office 365 users in bulk.

  • Exchange Online mailbox management:
  • Manage the mailbox features, permissions, and retention policies of users' mailboxes

    Delegate shared mailboxes and manage retention policies.

Office 365 reports: Adds exclusive reports on dynamic distribution groups and their members.

 

You can also delegate the new Office 365 management and reporting capabilities to help desk technicians. Also, for enhanced user experience, all Office 365 related capabilities are now placed under an exclusive Office 365 tab.

 

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Unable to export reports if the logo file is not found.
  • Selected group(s) not being displayed while viewing or editing schedule settings for advanced reports.
  • Unable to reject workflow request if the user is added as an executor and not an approver.
  • Unable to access the calendar for setting the execution time while configuring a new automation.

 

Highlights of Build 6610

 

New Features:

 

- Custom Report builder:

The new version of ADManager Plus allows you to create Active Directory reports specific to your needs. While creating custom reports, you can
  • Choose specific domains, and OUs for which the report has to be generated.
  • Create reports for any of the objects such as users, groups, computers, and contacts
  • Group the custom reports into different categories.
The solution also offers the ability to modify or delete the custom reports and delegate the reports to relevant help desk technicians.

 

Enhancements:

 

  • Help Desk - Reset Password Console option in the home page has an additional option to generate Random Password in the Reset Password actions

Automation:

  • Notifications: Email and SMS alerts to notify users about the execution of any automated task.
  • Group management: Automated group membership management just got better with new actions such as Add groups and Remove groups.
  • User management: Option to automate user management via Office 365 reports.
  • Office 365 license management: You can now automatically remove the Office 365 license assigned to users, at the desired time.

Business Workflow:

  • Multiple business workflows: Create and use as many workflows as needed, for monitoring the execution of different types of AD tasks.
  • Integrated request assignment and notification rules: Set the assignment and notification rules, easily and quickly, in a single operation.
  • While setting rule criteria, you can now set a rule based on the domain name in Assigning Rules in Workflow

Fixes:

 

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • While running a custom script configured in Delete policy while deleting users, you can now retrieve the department name of the deleted user(s) apart from the samAccountName of the user(s).
  • Error in Exchange mailbox database quota values if the mailbox has "Use the default database quota".
  • Unable to enter case-sensitive values in Titles & Departments and Offices & Companies in Admin settings.
  • Error in naming the licenses in Assign Licenses field in user creation
  • When the country code is entered, the product populates the wrong country in user and contact creation
  • Unable to receive SMS notification on account unlock
  • In syslog integration, the technician's name was missing in the help desk audit report.
  • ADMP-SDP integration has an authorization error in SDP if the technician is deleted and recreated in ADMP with the same set of credentials.

Highlights of Build 6601

 

New Features:

 

- Office 365 Management:

  • Standalone Office 365 user provisioning: You can now create user accounts in Office 365 without having to provision AD accounts.
  • Separate UPN for Office 365 users: You can set a separate User Principal Name for Office 365. If not mentioned, the default UPN will be the logon name.
  • Support for new Exchange Online attributes: You can configure new attributes such as E-mail Alias, Litigation Hold and In-Place Archive in Office 365 properties in single and bulk user creation and Office 365 account creation for AD users.

- Linked Mailbox Management:

  • You can configure Single Linked Mailbox supported by Linked Mailbox Creation Template in mailbox management.

- Contact Management:

  • You can modify the group attributes of the contacts by adding or removing them from groups.

- ADManager Plus adds Turkish language to the list of non-English languages it supports.

 

Enhancements:

 

Office 365 Management and Reporting:

  • You can now filter the Office 365 users based on licenses in Office 365 reports and management actions such as Assign/Remove Licenses.
  • OU filter can be applied while performing Exchange Online management actions such as Mailbox Delegation, Hide from address list and Email forwarding in Office 365 management.
  • Exclude active AD users from inactive Office 365 users report: You can now generate Office 365 inactive users report with some AD data. Option to exclude active AD users from inactive Office 365 Users report if the configured Office 365 tenant/domain is directory sync enabled is available.

Automation:

  • User Automation:

    • In Reset Password action, you have an option to generate 'Random Password'.
    • You can perform new tasks such as Delete Home folder and Disable Lync.
    • The Auto Reply feature can be enabled or disabled and you can configure automatic replies to be sent inside or outside the organization within customizable timelines.
  • The Contact Automation category supports new tasks such as Move Contact, Add To Group and Remove from Group.

  • You can now automate the task of running custom scripts in Computer Automation category.

  • While setting time period for successive tasks execution in the Automation policy, you can set time period in terms of hours.

User Management:

  • While implementing Delete/Disable User Mailbox in Exchange, you have the option to display users list for multiple mail servers so you can perform management actions on multiple mailbox users.
  • While modifying users with CSV, you can now locate the user with samAccountName attribute for the manager in addition to the Distinguished Name.
  • While setting rules in User Creation and Modification template you can now use the new field 'Description' while setting conditions for creating users and a new attribute of 'Logon Script' has been added to the Assign Values section.
  • The user photos for AD and Exchange can be managed in User Creation and User Modification template with support of high resolution photos of Exchange users. The photo will be resized automatically if the uploaded photo is greater than the size limit of the corresponding attribute in AD.

Reports:

  • The All Users report can now display the attribute 'Home Drive' of the users.
  • The Permissions for Folders report can now display the attribute 'Display name'.
  • Now you can send passwords to other stakeholders such as user's manager, any technician and the admin apart from the user for any password related management actions in the notification profile.

Shared mailbox creation:

  • You have an optional feature to auto map the Shared Mailbox to any mailbox to which a user has full access permissions.
  • You can now set a custom script to be executed on mailbox creation.

Fixes:

 

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • When disabling a user, there was an error in moving Macintosh folders with lengthy path configured in the disable policy.
  • Even after the automation task was disabled, the configured successive tasks were executed.
  • Unable to select contact creation templates while assigning templates for requesters for non-English languages.
  • Include/Exclude groups feature in modifying help desk technician in AD delegation was not working in Modify Single Group list.
  • If the update user was done before memberOf completes loading, the group membership was deleted in AD
  • Error in generating Permissions for folder report when more than 100 folders are selected.
  • Unable to see the mail contacts while trying to configure 'Forward to' for a user mailbox in user creation through ADManager plus.
  • While mailing Office 365 License details report, the attachment containing the report was not sent.
  • While modifying users using CSV in Automation, the product will locate the user(s) with the help of unique attributes such as userPrincipalName, Distinguished Name or samAccountName and make the desired changes.
  • Similar to AD, users without Delete SubTree permission can now delete users using ADManager Plus.
  • The Office 365 users created using ADManager Plus not displayed while performing the Office 365 management actions.


Highlights of Build 6591

 

New Features:


ADManager Plus now,

  • Automatic AD user creation by fetching user data from HR databases (MS SQL and Oracle databases).
  • Sends its log data in Syslog format for analysis to a Syslog server, thus facilitating comprehensive audit to ensure network security.

Click here to know more.

 

Enhancements:


ServiceNow:

  • Capability to alter user's group membership.
  • For enhanced security and to block unauthorized access, ADManager Plus can now be accessed from your ServiceNow if and only if your ServiceNow instance is configured on ADManager Plus web-console. Read more.

You can now configure your ServiceDesk Plus integration with ADManager Plus from the new 'Integrations' tab. Read more.


Fixes:


The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Domain synchronization failure in ADManager Plus when settings are updated on to the AD360 installation that encapsulates the former's setup.

  • Unintended overwriting of default domain name with value from user modification template.



Highlights of Build 6590

 

New Features:


GPO management:

  • Create GPOs: Now you can create GPOs and link them to OUs, sites, or a domain (either at the time of its creation or later) without using GPMC.
  • Edit GPOs: Options to search and modify the administrative template settings, for both computer and user configurations, have been provided now.
  • Delete GPOs: You can now delete single or multiple GPOs, in one go.

Archive audit report: The new feature helps archive help desk audit reports as well as customize the archive interval and the retention period.

 

Enhancements:

  • Report driven GPO management: You can now delete a GPO, enable the user configuration settings, computer configuration settings, or enable/disable all the settings from 'GPO Reports' itself.

  • GPO management:
    • 'Link GPO' option helps to link existing GPOs to multiple containers, at once.
    • A revamped UI which lists GPOs, and also has a toggle button to easily enable or disable the configuration settings.

  • Scheduled audit reports: You can now generate reports automatically at a specific time or at regular intervals.

  • Custom LDAP attributes: ADManager Plus now supports LDAP attributes with Generalized-Time syntax (UTC coded time).

  • JRE upgrade: ADManager Plus now uses updated version of JRE for enhanced security.

  • UPN/email suffix selection:
    • Using ADManager Plus, you can now select the UPN suffixes and email suffixes which are already configured in your domain.
    • Remote routing address suffixes can be selected from the addresses configured in your Office 365.
    • New suffixes can be added to users' UPN, email address or remote routing address, without actually creating a new suffix in AD or Office 365 domain.

Fixes:


The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Child OUs being displayed multiple times while editing 'User Creation Templates'.

  • Danish characters , , and not accepted during user creation ('Simple display name' field).

  • Shared folder creation error when the home directory ends with '$'.

  • Issue while connecting to Office 365, if the machine where ADManager Plus is installed has .NET framework (version 3.* and 4.*) and Exchange server (2007 or 2010).

  • In 'Disable/Delete Policy', the home folder attribute not getting updated in AD, even after successful movement of home folder.

  • Prompting for OU name during bulk OU creation, though the CSV file already contains the name of OU in which new OUs are to be created.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6583

 

New feature:

REST APIs: ADManager Plus offers REST Application Programming Interfaces (API) to enable users of other applications such as help desk tools, to access ADManager Plus, and carry out the necessary AD user management tasks from their applications. Using these APIs, you can perform the following AD management operations without logging into ADManager Plus:

  • Create user

  • Reset user password

  • Enable or disable user

  • Unlock user account

  • Delete user

  • Search user

Click here for more details.

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6582

 

Enhancements:

File Server Management capability has been enhanced with option to

  • Create workflow requests for granting or modifying shared folder permissions.
    It is also possible, while creating the request, to select a specific time duration, such as 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, one day, or permanently, for which the permissions being assigned must be valid. After the specified time period, users' permissions will be automatically reverted.

  • Modify or remove the NTFS/share permissions of multiple users and groups at once.

  • Restrict the file server management permissions of help desk technicians to only specific file servers.

Fixes:

 

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Country codes not being displayed in reports.

  • When audit reports are generated and emailed via scheduler, reports are not attached with the email if CSV is selected as the report format.

  • Exchange Servers of specific DAGs not being listed during mailbox creation.

  • While modifying groups in bulk via CSV, product screen becomes blank if sAMAccountName is edited after importing the data from the CSV file.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6581

 

Enhancements:

  • Sharing report schedules and automations: It is now possible for the administrator or any help desk technician to share the report schedules and the automations configured by them, with fellow technicians. The technicians with whom the schedules or automations are shared will be able to view their details and also execute them.

  • While exporting the reports, it is now possible to exclude the description and export only the report data.

Fixes:

 

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Not being able to fetch the permissions assigned on Oracle ZFS servers using permissions for folders report.
  • Product hangs while specifying password during user creation or resetting passwords of users, if smart card authentication is enabled.

  • 'Exclude child OU' option not working properly while generating users' real last logon report via report scheduler.
  • Product stops responding while removing the last SMTP address when it is configured as a custom attribute in a user modification template.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6580

 

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 is 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, move, 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.

 

 

Highlights of Build 6570

 

New Features:

  • Group-based help desk delegation: You can now delegate help desk roles to AD groups as well.

  • Exchange Online (Office 365) management: The following Exchange Online management features have been added:
    -Disable/delete remote mailbox: 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 and storage limits: This feature allows you to manage the settings for email forwarding and storage limits.

  • 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 mailbox reports: 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 from 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 configure a user creation rule such that if a certain condition is fulfilled, a specific Office 365 license must be automatically assigned to the user account being created.
    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 multi-valued proxy addresses.

  • Email Address 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.

 

 

Highlights of Build 6560

 

New Features:

  • 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.

 

 


Highlights of Build 6550, 6551

 

New Features:

  • Support for two-factor authentication through Google authenticator, DUO, and email verification has been introduced. Now secure your ADManager Plus logins from credential exploitation and brute force attacks with an additional layer of safety.

  • ADManager Plus extends support for Spanish, in addition to the currently supported foreign languages viz. Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Japanese

Enhancements:

  • AD Reports

    1. Support for custom attributes in Contact reports: The existing custom attributes can now be mapped to Contact reports. Also, new custom attributes can be added while creating Contact objects using ADManager Plus.
    2. Export intelligent AD reports with your brand logo, in line with your corporate identity and also get a quick overview of the current reporting scenario with the Reports' summary page.
    3. The contents of the AD reports are now prefixed with serial numbers for easy sorting and better information organization while exporting.
  • The 'memberOf' attribute has been enhanced with the provision to search and navigate through the selected groups for better usability and optimized loading time.

  • Scheduled reports have been enhanced with provision to set custom file name for the export. Inline mail content can be predefined and sent along with the body of the mail when the scheduled export type is set as html.

  • The UI of Support tab has been enhanced to offer a better user experience. It also includes, provision for viewing schedules of the upcoming workshops and events.
  • Support has been added for 'OUName' attribute in Group/Computer/Contact modification while performing a CSV import action.

  • Delegation

    1. Support for appending Groups under the 'Included groups' column along with the existing groups from OUs or domains that have already been delegated. Higher precedence for removal of the groups enlisted under 'Excluded groups'.
    2. You can now set attribute level authorization for 'computer and group modification tasks' while delegating help desk roles. Fine grained delegation, with provision to restrict group type-specific access, and support for single group modification has been added additionally.

Fixes:

 

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • While provisioning with smart templates, the User Creation rules get set rightly for the first one, where as the consecutive rules don't get applied.
  • In CSV based Bulk User Creation, the values for the 'OUName' and 'department' attributes don't get set when the value of the 'office' attribute is preset in the CSV.
  • Misaligned notification emails are sent out as a part of the review based Workflow management.
  • Lack of support for using naming formats in the email field when creating a user in Office 365.
  • 'Advanced link' missing under the Permissions column in the Permissions for Folders Report.
  • When copying the home folder, the location doesn't dynamically change with the logon name of the user to be created.

 


Highlights of Build 6540

 

New Features:

  • 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

    1. Shared Mailbox can now be created only for Office365 environment. To do so, deselect the Active Directory option under Mailbox Management section.
    2. 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

    1. While automating the computer objects, refine the criteria results based on the 'memberOf' or 'distinguishedName' attributes.
    2. 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.

 

Highlights of Build 6530

 

New Feature:

  • 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. That is, in an automation policy where the list of objects to be managed is fetched from a report, you can now regenerate the report right before executing each successive task. Only those objects that are available in both the reports the one generated at the time of creating the policy, and the new one will be affected by the automation.

  • 'Send as' permissions can now be set for multiple Exchange users at once, using the 'delivery options' feature under bulk user modification.

  • Help desk technicians can now be prevented from copying a user's attributes or changing the modification template during the user modification process.

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.

 

 

Highlights of Build 6520

 

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.

 

 

Highlights of Build 6510

 

New Features:

  • 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 G Suite account.
    - Revoke the user's Office 365 license.
    When an AD user account is deleted, you can also:
    - Delete the user's G Suite account.
    - Delete the user's Office 365 account.

  • Option to configure the 'reset password policy' in ADManager Plus database for automatically resetting users' Office 365 and G Suite 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.

     


Highlights of Build 6500

 

New Features:

  • 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.

  • G Suite reports: These new reports provide detailed information such as, all users, active users, and suspended users in your G Suite 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 tasks:

    - 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 G Suite, 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, G Suite, 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.

     


 

Highlights of Build 6380

 

New Features:

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6371

 

New Features:

  • 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.
    Also, to simplify the process of creating and modifying room mailboxes, this feature offers customizable room mailbox creation and modification templates.

  • 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 allows 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.
  • The automation feature now allows you to add or remove computers from groups.
  • 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:

  • 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.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6361

 

New Feature:

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

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6360

 

New Features:

  • Delete users' remote home folders and roaming profiles: You can now easily delete 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.
  • GUI-based configuration of high availability setup: You can now configure the settings of various components (primary server, backup server, and virtual IP to access the server) required to ensure high availability of ADManager Plus server from the GUI-based console.


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.

  • The AD objects (users, groups, etc.) in the member and memberOf attributes will now be displayed in alphabetical order.

 

Fixes:

  • In modification templates, issues while applying modification rules when OU is specified as a condition.

  • 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 containing employeeID attribute.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6350


New Features:

Support for Windows 10: With this release, ADManager Plus extends support for Windows 10 as well.


Enhancements:

- Exclude nested groups from Group Members report: You can now choose to generate Group Members report of specific groups with only the members belonging to that particular group, i.e. without nested group members, appearing in the report.


- New time-based filters for reports: While generating time-bound reports like recently created groups, recently expired user accounts, and so forth, you can now easily specify the precise period for which you need the reports using options such as, today/yesterday, on/before/after a specific date, last 'n' days, this week/month, any custom period, etc.

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Issues in listing the NTFS permission 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 in provisioning users in Office 365 while creating mail or mailbox enabled users in Active Directory.
  • Issues in applying email address policy while creating mail enabled groups.

 

 

Highlights of Build 6340


New Features:


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.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6330

New Features:

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 Report helps 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 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.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6322

New Feature:

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


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 selected 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.


More options for deleting AD users; 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 directly will be automatically updated in ADManager Plus ( at 0100 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.


Logo customization 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.
  • 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 G Suite accounts.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6310

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

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6300

New Features:

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 allow 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 helps in viewing the Active Directory information of existing user and computer accounts. You can import the list of desired users and computers 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 its result based on specific attributes mentioned in the CSV file; 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, right while creating new accounts for them in Active Directory and MS Exchange Server. You can apply the ActiveSync policies while creating new user accounts in single and also in bulk.


Exchange Archive (online and on-premise) 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:

ADManager Plus now automatically synchronizes itself with the details of OUs and contact objects that are created or modified in Active Directory. This synchronization happens periodically throughout the day. Whenever needed, you can also manually synchronize the details of:

  • All new and modified OUs and contact objects in Active Directory using the update dashboard (in Dashboard) and update domain objects (in Domain Settings) options.
  • Only the modified/updated OUs and contact objects in Active Directory using the refresh option (in Select Container popup window while selecting the OUs for management and reporting).

Active Directory reporting has been enhanced with:

  • Addition of: add to group, remove from group and move objects, to the list of management tasks that can be performed from reports, via the 'More Actions' option present in them.
  • A revamped UI (layout) in reports for viewing the report results (objects fetched by the report).
  • Performance improvements for faster report generation

The report scheduler features a 'Run Now' option to allow ad-hoc execution of any existing report schedule.


Fixes:

  • HttpOnly setting has been enabled to fix security vulnerabilities.
  • Database cleanup issue is now fixed.
  • Issue in applying Exchange mailbox retention policy has been corrected.
  • SSL v3 has been disabled to guard against security vulnerabilities.
  • Issue in displaying entries under Titles and Departments (located in Admin Tab) in sorted order while adding new entries to the list is now fixed.
  • Reports will now be adjusted (resized) to printable format while exporting them.
  • Group members report's group selection popup window now allows removal of all the selected groups at once.

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6290, 6291

New Features:

Filters in Report Scheduler: ADManager Plus now offers filters using which you can customize the Active Directory reports exactly as per your needs, while scheduling them.


Enhancements:

  • Intensifies security with fixes for security vulnerabilities by updating its JRE (Java Runtime Environment) to 1.7
  • Offers greater flexibility in selecting the objects to be managed via Automation, by adding more attributes/fields to the filters in its report library.

Fixes:

This release includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Headers are repeated for every 5000 rows while exporting the reports to CSV format.
  • The first sheet has 5000 rows and the subsequent sheets have only 150 rows each while exporting the reports to XLS format.
  • While a request is created through Workflow/Automation for bulk user creation via CSV, user details are not displayed in the 'view objects' link in the request if template name is mentioned in the CSV file.
  • Helpdesk technicians are not able to unlock user accounts that are locked out.
  • ADManager Plus mobile app displays locked out user accounts as not locked (lockout status: false).

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6280

New Features:

Office 365 License Management helps you assign, replace or remove the licenses of multiple AD users who are enrolled in Office 365, in one single action. Further, to make it easy for you to specify the users whose licenses have to be modified, this feature provides an option to import the list of users from a CSV file.


Copy AD Group feature allows you to copy the attributes/settings of any group in your Active Directory and use the copied values to create a new:

  • Distribution or Security group in AD, or
  • Group creation template

This feature also gives you the option of copying either all the attributes or only specific attributes such as the container, group type/scope, memberOf, members, etc., from the desired group.


LDAPS Support which allows you to communicate securely with the Active Directory.


Enhancements:

  • Reinforced security: This release fortifies the protective mechanism with a fix to guard against the CSRF vulnerability.
  • Additional input field types for Custom Attributes: To make it easy to specify the values for custom attributes, you can now pick the most appropriate input field type from the new options such as combo box, editable combo box and date picker.

Fixes:

This release includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Not being able to logon using the password obtained through random password generation.
  • Helpdesk technicians' description getting replaced with the description mentioned in AD.
  • Error in generating the Licensed O365 users report.
  • Not being able to view all the configured File Servers in File Server management.
  • Error when using %sAMAccountName% as SIP URI format for Lync enabled users.

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6271

New Features:

'Reactive' Group Modification Template: These templates help you standardize the process of modifying AD groups and also automatically populate specific attributes during the single group modification process via:

  • - Customizable Layout: With simple 'drag-n-drop' actions, you can place only the desired attributes in the templates; you can also make any attribute editable, read-only or hidden during the modification process. With customized templates, you can provide role-based access to helpdesk technicians for modifying AD groups
  • - Reactive modification rules: You can configure conditions to be checked whenever an AD group is modified and auto-update specific attributes, if the conditions are satisfied. These rules are triggered in the background whenever a group is modified and the specified fields are automatically populated with appropriate values.

Enhancements:

  • Cross-domain support in single group creation and modification - you can now add users and also contacts from different domains as members of a group; also, you can now add contacts to groups via single group creation and modification.
  • Reset computer accounts feature to help you reset the passwords of computers that cannot connect to the domain as they cannot be authenticated by the domain controller
  • Multiple group selection in 'Users not in groups' report: You can now select multiple groups while specifying the ones based on which this report has to be generated; fetches all the users who are not members of any of the specified groups
  • Enhanced random password generator: the password policy now offers advanced options like exclude characters, dictionary words, etc. for more efficient and secure password policy generation, in compliance with the organization's password policy
  • Users with empty attributes report now brings custom user attributes also under is scope; will now fetch users even if their custom attribute is empty
  • Enhanced error indicators for the failed CSV-import operations now offer detailed error messages for greater understanding about the reason for the error.
  • While performing single user modification, you can now sort the list of users displayed alphabetically, to locate the desired user without much effort.
  • The AD objects search, located inside the product, now lists the objects in the search result in alphabetical order.

Fixes:

This release has fixes for the following issues:

  • Not being able to disable and move user accounts via automation.
  • Issues in helpdesk technician not being able to reset passwords
  • Not displaying the names of requesters (users) who are not helpdesk technicians, while configuring the assigning rules
  • Issues in updating the 'Country' attribute of users in AD via bulk user modification
  • Product does not start when Java crashes due to 'out of memory'
  • 'No Lync server found' message being displayed in the user creation templates randomly

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6260

New Features:

Inactive Office 365 users report: This report lists all the Office 365 users who have not accessed their Exchange Online mailboxes during the specified time period.


CSV-based computer modification: This feature helps you modify the attributes of Active Directory computers, in bulk, by importing a CSV file which has the list of computers and their attributes to be modified.


Computers with duplicate attributes report: This report displays all the computers which have duplicate values for the specified attribute.



Enhancement:

OS filter in OS-based computers report: While selecting the operating systems to generate the OS-based computers report, you can use this filter to view the list of only the server operating systems or all the operating systems (server as well as client versions) used in the organization.


 

Fixes:

The following issues have been fixed in this release:

  • Issue in setting the Dial-in attribute's value for AD users via single user modification
  • Names of objects modified via bulk user modification feature (using a CSV file) not being displayed in helpdesk audit reports
  • Issue in selecting the required domains for generating the photo-based users report

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6250, 6251

New Features:


Exclude Child OUs filter: For AD management/reporting tasks, this filter allows you to precisely select the particular OUs only in which the specified management/reporting tasks have to be executed, by allowing you to exclude their child OUs from being modified/affected by the task.


'Remove users/computers from all groups' option: For pruning the group membership of user and computer objects, instead of going through the list of each group that they belong to, and then removing them from all the irrelevant groups one by one, you can use this option to remove them from all the groups that they are currently members of, and then add them only to the desired groups.


Copy Help Desk Role: You can use this feature to create a new helpdesk role by just copying the settings of an existing helpdesk role. Instead of creating a new role from the scratch, this feature allows you to use any existing role as a building block for creating a new role.


 

Fixes:

  • In automation, issue in removing a filter criterion when the value contains special characters has been fixed
  • Helpdesk technicians not being able to change admin passwords which contain special characters has been fixed
  • When applying custom templates, issue in providing a longer user logon name, like a logon name consisting of 20 characters, is now fixed
  • Issue of helpdesk technicians, with super-admin privilege, not being able to access the support tab is now rectified
  • Custom attributes now support multi-value proxyAddresses in single and bulk user creation as well as single user modification
  • Issues in exporting scheduled report to Excel is now fixed
  • Issue in denying the 'set as primary group' option during single user creation and single user modification is now fixed
  • Issue in automatic selection of mailbox servers is fixed; this option is now available for Exchange Server versions 2010 and later
  • Changes to domain name not reflecting in the Exchange tab during single user creation is now fixed
  • Performance issues in single user modification have been rectified

 

 

Highlights of build 6241

New Features:


G Suite User Provisioning: You can now provision G Suite user accounts, automatically, via ADManager Plus. Along with the existing Office 365 user creation ability, this feature makes it easy to manage the users' identities in the cloud.


BitLocker Recovery Keys Report: This report helps in unlocking or recovering data from the drives, which are protected by BitLocker encryption, by fetching their corresponding volume and recovery GUIDs, recovery passwords and also their Key Packages in downloadable format.


Photo-based User Report: This report helps you identify the Active Directory users who have a profile photo. This report also helps you zero in on the users who don't have a profile photo.


 

Fixes:

  • Issue in displaying the default domain during group management operations has been fixed
  • Issue in execution of automation when new files are added to a shared location, which is already being used is fixed now
  • Empty reports issue in scheduled generation of audit reports is now fixed
  • Issue in generating computer reports from MSSQL database has been fixed
  • Issue in removing a distribution group during contact modification is fixed now

 

Highlights of build 6230

New Features:


Office 365 Reports:You can now obtain vital details about all the users, groups and licenses of your Office 365 environment using the following new reports:

  • All Users: This report gives you the list of all the users in your Office 365 setup.
  • License Details: License-specific information such as the list of all licenses, the corresponding number of active units, number of units used, number of units in warning state, suspended units, locked out units, etc. can be obtained via this report.
  • Licensed Users: This report lists all the users for whom Office 365 licenses have been assigned, along with the respective list of services assigned to them.
  • Unlicensed Users: Using this report you can identify the list of all users who do not have any license assigned to them.
  • All Groups: You can fetch the list of all the groups in your Office 365 environment.
  • Security Groups: This report helps you identify all the security groups in Office 365 setup along with their last DirSyn time.
  • Distribution Groups: This report lists all the distribution groups in your Office 365 setup along with their last DirSync time.

 

Fixes:

  • Issue in opening an exported CSV file, which has Japanese characters, using Japanese version of Excel is fixed.
  • Office 365 user attributes have been updated to include the latest changes introduced by Microsoft.
  • Issues in applying multiple rules in user modification templates have been fixed.
  • Issue in creating a user with more than one proxy address, when Office 365 settings are configured, has been fixed.
  • HTML injection vulnerability has been fixed.
  • When ADManager Plus is started as a service, the issue of browser process not stopping even after ADManager Plus service is stopped, has been fixed.
  • Incorrect account expiry date issue in bulk user modification is corrected.
  • Issue in displaying the 'date' field in Excel format has been fixed.
  • Issue of 'Reject Message from' value getting changed, when the members attribute of a group is modified, via single group modification, is fixed now.
  • Error in saving the user template after deleting the Exchange tab, if Office 365 is enabled in ADManager Plus, has been corrected.
  • Issue in selecting OU in 'Real Last Logon' report is now fixed.

 

 

Highlights of build 6220, 6221

New Features:


Copy User: This feature allows you to copy the attributes/settings of any user account in your Active Directory and use the copied values to create a new:

  • User account
  • User creation template

The advantage of this feature is, instead of copying a user account entirely, this feature also allows you to pick and choose only specific attributes like User Account Control (UAC) attributes, Terminal Services attributes, Custom attributes, etc., that you wish to copy from a user account.


New group-based reports: Active Directory group reporting gets more detailed with the addition of these new reports:

  • Recently created groups: fetches all the groups that were created during the specified time frame.
  • Recently modified groups: lists all the groups whose attributes were modified within a particular time period.
  • Recently deleted groups: identifies all the groups that were deleted from your Active Directory within a specific time span.

 

Fixes


  • The 'license details' window will now display the product architecture (64/32 bit) information also.
  • In bulk user management, if the 'export as' option is used after performing a task/action, the report will also display the type of action performed, in addition to other details like the domain and the objects modified.
  • The 'export as' option in Employee Search page can now be hidden by configuring the product database accordingly.
  • The naming attributes (Logon name, Pre-windows logon name and Full name) can also be made silently active.

 

 

Highlights of build 6210

Enhancements:
  • Option to customize columns at the time of report scheduling and sort the reports using specific columns included.
  • Support added for using Microsoft SQL server as a back end database server for ADManager Plus.
  • NTFS report enhanced to handle large volume of data at the time of exporting.
Issue Fixes:
  • Issue in deleting memberOf attribute from Group Modification fixed.
  • Issue in revoking a role under Security Management handled.
  • Issue in listing C Drive in terminal services home directory resolved.
  • Issue in increase in db size at the time of report generation fixed.
  • Issue with change in Logon name at the time of creating an Office 365 user account resolved.

 

Highlights of build 6201,6202

Issue Fixes:
  • Issue in appearance of list of  week days, at the time of report scheduling handled
  • Issue in full name containing special character, at the time of creating a home folder in single user creation, corrected.
  • Issue in duplication of row at the time of exporting a report fixed.

 

Highlights of build 6200

New Features:


Support added for MS Office 365

  • Support extented for provisioning of user accounts in Microsoft Office 365.


Lync Management and reporting

  • You can now modify policies such as conferencing, archiving and telephony, associated with a specific Lync User.
  • Option to enable, disable or delete a user from the Lync Server control panel included.
  • Reports for Lync Enabled as well as LCS or OCS enabled users included.
  • Reporting capabilities added for Lync disabled users.
Exchange policy settings
  • You can now apply Exchange 2010/2013 policy settings such as sharing, role assignment, retention, UM Policy and policies on ActiveSync to appropriate mailboxes.
Others
  • Option to enable mailbox archiving included
Enhancements:
  • Exchange features enhanced to support enabling and disabling of ActiveSync (2010,2013) / User Initiated Synchronization(2003) and MAPI Protocol.
  • Multiple 'OS selection' enabled under OS based reports.
  • Reset Password option under Bulk User Modification enhanced. Separate delegation included for actions under the same.
  • Delegated actions under 'Bulk User Modification' will hence be displayed based on the domain selection.
  • Single User Modification templates enhanced to include 'Home Folder' Permissions
  • Option to set custom attributes included under modification rules for 'Single user' and 'Single Contact' modification
  • Language settings for the product can now be configured in 'Personalize' Page.
Fixes
  • Issue in setting custom period at the time of scheduling audit reports fixed.
  • Issue in handling special characters at the time of displaying object properties in AD Explorer corrected.
  • Issue in clearing 'memberOf' attribute, post unchecking it in Bulk User Modification resolved.
  • Issue in user identification at the time of modifying 'Deliver' options in Bulk User Modification handled.
  • In 'Permission for folders' report, issue in selecting a computer object under an OU name containing special characters corrected.
  • Issue at the time of creating a department fixed. Leading white space trimmed.
  • Issue in using 'Random Password' type in custom script resolved.
  • Issue in creating groups with pre windows 2000 name greater than 20 characters fixed.
  • Issue in naming reports, exported in XLS format corrected.
  • Issue in displaying groups at the time of domain change resolved.

Highlights of build 6180

Enhancements:
  • Logon Hours Configuration:This new option in single user creation feature empowers you to specify the appropriate hours during which a user can login by configuring the 'logon hours' attribute, right while creating a new user account. You can also set the desired logon hours for any existing user via the enhanced single user modification feature.
  • Enhanced data selection popups:Selecting the required accounts for any management or reporting operation gets even more easy and convenient with the option to select the number of accounts to be displayed in the pop-ups, displaying the matching objects even as you key in the name in the search box, etc.
  • Improved delivery restriction feature, in bulk user modification, now allows you to set the desired size limit for sending or receiving emails either in KB or MB, as required.

Issue Fixes:

  • Issues in viewing the 'users in groups' report in Excel 2013 format is fixed.
  • Help desk technicians not being able to 'enable/disable' users via 'single user modification' in specific scenarios is fixed.
  • Issue while creating mail enabled users in non-English Exchange environment has been fixed.
  • While creating new users, the issue of naming format fields sometimes not being displayed as per the specified naming-format has been corrected.

Highlights of build 6173

Issue Fixes:

  • Employee Search can now be accessed using just the URL, from anywhere, and not just from the product screen.
  • Blank page issue in single user creation, if there are spaces in the naming format used in the default template or the default naming format has been fixed.
  • The execution history of ADUpdateScheduler (one of the default schedulers) not showing up in the 'Scheduler History' is fixed now.
  • In single user modification, the issue of User's office attribute not displaying the appropriate value in Active Directory is fixed now.
  • The issue of User account status being displayed as 'locked out' even after it is unlocked has been corrected.
  • Issue in saving contact creation templates if the Automatically Update Email Policy option is not selected, is now fixed.
  • Issue in finding users in the 'delivery options' in single user modification is fixed now.
  • In single user modification, issue in modifying the Requires that all senders are authenticated" and "Hide from Exchange Address lists" options has been fixed.
  • The issue of names being displayed with only one space, even if naming formats are configured with multiple spaces has been rectified.
  • Issue in creating the homefolder with the desired name if the naming format is specified using LDAP attributes (%ldapname%) is fixed now.
  • Audit reports not displaying proper homedirectory values for the 'move homefolder' operation (in bulk user modification) is fixed now.
  • Issue in displaying the Lync conferencing policies properly in the templates even if the Lync settings have been enabled has been rectified.
  • Issue of Lync servers sometimes not showing up in the templates is fixed now.
  • Not being able to modify a user via the single user modification feature, if the user has 'Free/Busy Sharing' enabled is now fixed.
  • Issue in modifying mail enabled accounts in Office 365 via the single user modification feature has been rectified.

Highlights of build 6170

New Features:

  • Logon hours configuration support included under Bulk User Modification.
  • The details of modified attributes included in the HDT Audit reports. Two new formats introduced to view the report - The standard view and the summary view.
  • Manage Users' Group Membership via iPhone app.

Enhancements:

  • Manager Can Update Group members Option included in Group Modification with that Option.
  • Hide / Display Password option included in Admin server settings.
  • 'Move home folder' feature significantly enhanced to include an option to either delete or retain the existing home folder.

Issue Fixes:

  • Issue in Real last logon and Inactive Users report generation due to high number of DCs addressed.
  • Issue in Modifying the Account Expiry Time resolved.
  • Problems with selection of child OUs with special characters in IE handled.
  • Issue in removing the description of computer object handled.
  • Issue in modifying a user's primary group using mobile app has been fixed.
  • Issue of difference in time at the time of exporting 'Inactive users' report corrected.
  • Fixed issues in copying User Modification Templates with modification rules.
  • Issue in Email validation at the time of saving scheduled reports cleared.
  • Creating Groups with more than 20 characters made possible.
  • Lync Server display issue fixed.
  • employeeID attribute can now be used to disable users through Automation.
  • Issue in Server Permission Report generation resolved.

Highlights of Service Pack 6.1 SP 6.0 and build 6151:

 

New Features:

  • Lync 2010/2013 support: With this new component of ADManager Plus's user creation templates, you can configure all the appropriate Lync server settings for your users even as you create new accounts for them. While Lync makes intra-organizational communication swift, the new user creation templates make even the process of configuring / enabling intra-organizational communication equally swift.
  • Exchange Server 2013 support: You can now configure user mailboxes in Exchange Server 2013 and apply the appropriate mailbox policies required to govern them as well; use all the latest features and advantages innate to Exchange 2013 and make your Exchange mailbox management efficient and top of the line.
  • Drag-n-Drop Customization in user creation templates to fine tune the process of creating new user accounts to fit your organizational policies and requirements to a T; make any attribute mandatory, read-only or even hidden as per your needs or based on the technician to whom you will be assigning the user creation template.

 

Enhancements:

  • LCS/OCS configuration in user creation template: The user creation console will now have a separate tab exclusively to configure all the appropriate settings to enable instant communication in your organization. This feature will enable you to specify the appropriate value for LCS/OCS and even Lync Server settings from the same screen.
  • Exchange 2010 Policies Support: You can now configure Exchange mailboxes for the new user accounts that you are provisioning and also apply the appropriate policies at the same time using this feature.
  • Revamped 'Avoid Duplication' feature to check for duplication of critical/specific attributes at the desired level (OU / Domain /Forest) and perform the appropriate operation to avoid duplicate values.
  • Enhancements in 'User Modification Templates':
    • Updates to organization attributes (Title, Department, Offices and Companies) in 'Admin' tab will reflect in user modification templates that have been already created.
    • 'Member Of' attribute has been added to 'Modification Rules' component in user modification templates.
    • Delete users' existing group membership information during the modification process.
    • Unlock user accounts via templates during user modification process.
    • Recursive naming formats will now be supported in users' description and custom attributes.
    • Execute a custom script on successful modification of a user account.
    • Move users' to a different container during user modification process.

 

Issue Fixes:

  • Polish characters not exported in PDF format.
  • Additional email address attribute in 'group creation template'.
  • Hiding the new password generated during single user modification.
  • Issues in Cleanup scheduler.
  • Issues in authorizing HDTs for 'Move Home Folder' action.

 

 

Highlights of build 6140

 

Enhancements

 

 

Automation:

  • The scheduler has been enhanced to accommodate more accurate time frequencies.
  • 'Select only the appended objects from the file' option has been added to help choose only the appended data while importing records through iterations from a CSV.
  • Filters in AD reports have been enhanced to drill down to the specifics of reported data; Reports can now be filtered based on attributes such as  Primary Group, WhenChanged, whenCreated, DisplayName, Account Expires, Bad Password Time, Lockout Time, Last Logon Time, Last Logon Timestamp, Bad Pwd count, and Pwd status.

Issue Fixes:

 

  1. Issue in setting Deny permissions over a mailbox during Bulk User Modification has been fixed.
  2. Issue in creating Mailbox on Exchange Server 2007 when installed on Windows server 2012 has been fixed.
  3. Issue in modifying external email address has been fixed; the external email address in the additional mail address list will now be replaced with the newly modified address.
  4. Issue in using configured custom attribute in CSV while creating or modifying users via automation has been fixed.

 

Highlights of build 6130

 

New feature:

  • ADManager Plus Group Templates standardize the group creation process. These templates store values and formats that are applied automatically across all the group objects that are created using these templates.
  • The drag-and-drop option in Group Creation Templates helps customize templates as per organizational needs to display or hide the specific tabs or attributes as required.

Enhancement:

  • The UI for Single group creation is now more flexible and user friendly with the fields categorized under General, Group and Exchange tabs.
  • 'Managed by' field added to single group creation can be used designate managers for the groups.

Issue Fixes:

  • Issues in configuring HDT, when many templates, OUs and roles are assigned to him, have been fixed.
  • Issue in setting 'Deny Permissions' over a mailbox while performing set mailbox rights in Bulk User Modification has now been fixed.
  • Issue in importing 'UTF-8' format files in Automation and Workflow during user creation/modification (using CSVs) has been fixed.
  • Browser issue (IE) that occurs when the number of objects chosen in 'delegate security role-step 1'  is huge, has been fixed.
  • The resultant page that occurs after 'user creation using CSV' will no longer have export option issues in Firefox.
  • Local groups will no longer be displayed in the 'add members' options under Universal distribution group creation/modification.

Highlights of Build 6120

 

Enhancements:

 

Automation

  • The actions list has been enhanced. Modify Users by CSV, Add To Group, Remove From Group actions have now been added.
  • Option to enforce user must change password at next logon in  reset Password action has been provided.
  • Filters have been introduced in library of reports for accurate results.

Reset password console

  • A Quick visibility into User's account lock out status while trying to reset password from the reset password console.

Naming formats

  • Option in Naming Formats  to define replacement characters for  'umlaut accent' has been provided.

Employee Search

  • Configuration for multiple domains in employee search.
  • Export as PDF, excel, html and CSV options for results from 'employee search'.
  • Options for attribute-based user/contact search have been improved.

Issue fixes:

 

  • 'A HDT without permissions to generate a report can do so from the dashboard when report count is zero'  issue has been fixed.
  • Special characters issue in HDT role name has been fixed.
  • Issue in restoring users when parent OU has been deleted is now fixed. Users will be restored in the 'users container'.
  • Issue in clearing 'show in Address book attribute', when you uncheck hide from address lists option in single group modification has been fixed.
  • UAC value issue while creating normal accounts through bulk user creation has been fixed.

 

Highlights of Build 6110

 

Enhancements:

  • The value selected by the technicians for 'Show Rows' option, in all the features that it is available, will now be saved.
  • Delete groups option is now available in 'Groups without Members' report also.

Fixes:

  • 'OS Based Report' will now have the operating system of the customer environment also in the OS list.
  • Deleted computers showing up in computer selection pop-up windows issue is fixed.
  • Distribution Groups created with '#' in their name throwing up 'Properties on this object have invalid data' error when opened in Exchange Management Console is fixed.
  • Mismatch in 'password expiry date' in Real Last Logon report for those users for whom PSO has been applied is fixed.
  • Reset Password feature will now display the new passwords generated as '**********' instead of the actual passwords in the result.
  • 'OU' option not working in the 'Advance Filter' of Real Last Logon report in IE Compatibility mode is fixed now.

 

 

Highlights of Build 6.1

 

New Features:

  • File Server Management: Manage the permissions on multiple File Servers and workstations across your organization in just one operation. This feature facilitates bulk modification and removal of NTFS or Share permissions on Shared Folders and their subfolders.
  • Now you can also manage Active Directory 2012 (in Windows Server 2012) using ADManager Plus.
  • This build also included support for Windows 8 platform.

Enhancements:

  • Remote PowerShell Support for Exchange 2010: Even from a 32-bit machine and with just PowerShell 2.0 you can now create mailboxes in Exchange 2010. You can accomplish this even if you do not have Exchange Management Console (EMC) installed on your 32-bit machine.
  • Performance tuning for Exchange Management.

Fixes:

  • Windows 8 and 2012 have been included in OS based Computer reports.
  • Issue in using 'Hide from Exchange Address Lists' option for Groups has been fixed.
  • Issue in fetching information about cross-domain members in 'Detailed Group Members report' has been fixed.
  • Issue in setting/updating email address of users through a CSV file, if it is mentioned as empty in the template being used has been fixed.
  • Error in exporting filtered (partial) results from reports has been fixed.

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6012:

 

New Features:

  • AD 360 Integration

Enhancements:

  • Mailbox Storage Limits specified using single user modification will be validated based on the version of mailbox Exchange Server.
  • 'Automatically update e-mail addresses based on e-mail address policy' attribute will also be available in reports now.
  • Instead of only the OUs from primary domain, OU's of all the selected domains will be displayed for 'Move Computers' option in computer reports.
  • In Single Group Modification while adding new members, HDTs can now select Users, Computers as well as Contacts instead of only Groups.
  • The complete value of Office attribute will be displayed as the tool-tip text in User Creation Template.

Fixes:

  • Unable to select AD Objects issue to Delegate Security Role while using Internet Explorer 9 in Compatibility mode has been fixed.
  • Select Country option not being saved issue in user creation template has been fixed.

 

 

Highlights of build 6010:


Enhancements

  • Date type columns will be exported as date fields while exporting to excel.
  • Migration support for 6001 ,6002, 6003.

Fixes

  • Issue in setting dial-in properties during user creation and modification has been fixed.
  • Active sync support issues post 6000 build have been fixed.
  • Exporting issues in group members report has been fixed.
  • Auditing issues for remove members operation is fixed.


Highlights of build 6001, 6002, 6003:


Enhancements


This release refines 'Report Scheduler' to make it more efficient with the following enhancements:

  • Flexible Schedule Execution Frequency: The enhanced scheduler provides more options to configure the execution time and frequency of scheduled reports with flexible time intervals such as yearly, quarterly, fortnightly, multiple days in a week, every 15 minutes, etc.
  • You can now Disable Email Notifications for scheduled reports if the reports do not have any data in them.
  • Filters are now available in scheduled reports as well (for Inactive and Password Expired Users reports) to make sure you get the specific and relevant data that you need.

Fixes

  • Blank attachments issue in email notification of scheduled reports with no data has been fixed.
  • Product Installation issues on non-English Operating systems is fixed.

 

 

Highlights of build 6000:

 

New Features

  • Automation: Set up 'end-to-end' automation of any AD task using the 'automation' feature. Further, with 'automation policy', you can also set up its time-based sequential follow-up tasks, as per your organization's requirement. With the 'implement business workflow' option, you can also set up a controlled workflow-based automation in which the task will not progress unless the administrator/the authorized technician gives the go ahead, at each stage of the workflow.

  • Single User Modification with/without templates: It is now possible to modify any existing single user account, with/without using any 'modification template'. Using these templates, you can allow the help desk technicians to view/modify only those fields that they are allowed to, as per your requirement.

  • Single User Modification through Rules: Specify the fields that should be automatically populated, whenever a user account is modified by a help desk technician and these rules will not be visible at all to the help desk technician.

  • GPO Management: With this feature, it is now possible to accurately specify and manage the GPOs that should be applied to any target location. For any Domain/OU/Site, administrators can now Enable/Disable GPOs completely or only the User/Computer configuration settings, Add/Remove GPOs, Enforce/Unenforce GPOs, and also Block/Unblock GPO inheritance to Domains/OUs, exactly as required. Plus, view all the GPOs available in all the configured domains along with their status and the locations that they are linked to, from one central location.

Enhancements


The following enhancements have been made to the 'Workflow' feature:

  • Quick-link to 'Create Request': Requesters can now create requests for all the management actions that they have permissions for, from just one centralized location.

  • Add Requesters Directly: Now, turn any AD user into a 'requester', even if the user is not a help desk technician. Just select the required user(s), assign the appropriate roles domain and save the settings, to turn any normal AD user(s) into a 'requesters'.

  • Requester permissions to Group/OU: Assign 'requester' permissions to an entire Group/OU, for any AD task, as required. This automatically turns all the existing members and any user who becomes a member of this group/OU into 'requesters'.

  • Assigning Rules: With these rules, specify the technician(s) to whom the request being created has to be assigned and also set the required priority for the request, based on either the type of action or the requester who creates the request, as needed. Also, specify the technicians/users to be notified of the request status and progress, at each stage of the workflow.

  • Requester Roles: Administrators can create custom roles to specify the task or the set of tasks for which a 'requester' can create requests. These roles can be used to provide the necessary request creation permissions to any new requester. While creating a new requester, by just assigning a specific 'requester role' to any user, administrators can specify all the tasks for which this specific requester can create requests, in one single step.

Fixes

  • The 'IMAP4 setting not reflecting when modified through single user modification feature' has been fixed.

  • 'streetAddress' can now store multiline values also

  • Customers now have the option of providing database password in encrypted format, if required.

  • 'Recently Modified Users' report can now retrieve more than 1000 objects.

  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 has been added to the options in the 'OS Based Report'.

  • Approval notification email will be sent to executors, even if they are not specified in the workflow.

 


Highlights of Previous Releases (Builds 5200 to 5241)

 

New Features

  • Active Sync Enabled/Disabled Reports

  • Single Contact Object Modification

  • Contact Modification Templates
  • Contact Modification Rules

  • Detailed Group Members Report

  • Single Computer Object Creation with/without Templates.

  • Delegation of Computer Creation Templates to Helpdesk Technician(s)

  • Exchange Mailbox Migration

  • Restoring Deleted Users/Computers

  • Workflow Notifications

  • Single Contact Creation

  • Template based Contact Creation

  • Drag-n-Drop customizable Contact Creation Templates

  • Mandatory field(s) / attribute(s) for Contact Creation

  • Disable/Delete User Mailbox for Exchange 2003, 2007 & 2010

  • Customized Date/Time Format

 

Enhancements

  • Performance enhancement in all User, Computer reports that retrieve and display the most recently updated data from multiple Domain Controllers.

  • Enhanced performance in report generation.

  • Enhanced Localization and Internalization for non-English language compatibility.

  • Includes latest Windows OS releases in 'OS Based Report'.

  • Session timeout handling for Help Desk Technicians.

  • Custom Attributes / Additional Custom Attributes

  • Contact Creation - Field Authorization and Template Delegation

  • Refresh link in Modify Single User page.

  • 'Unlock Users' option along with 'Reset Password' in 'Helpdesk Reset Password' Console.

  • 'Add/Remove' Users, Computers to and from multiple groups in just a single action in Bulk User/Bulk Computer Modification.