ManageEngine ADManager Plus Release Notes


 

ManageEngine ADManager Plus 6.5


Highlights of Build 6510

 

 

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Highlights of Build 6500

 

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Highlights of Build 6380

 

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Highlights of Build 6371

 

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Highlights of Build 6361

 

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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

 

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Highlights of Build 6350


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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.

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The following issues have been fixed in this release:

 

 

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:

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:


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:

 

 

 

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.

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.

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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:

 

 

 

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:

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:

 

 

 

Highlights of Build 6300

New Features:

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

OU management also offers:

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:

Active Directory reporting has been enhanced with:

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


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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.


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Fixes:

This release includes fixes for the following issues:

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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.


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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:


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This release has fixes for the following issues:

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

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.


 

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Highlights of build 6241

New Features:


Google Apps User Provisioning: You can now provision Google Apps 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.


 

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Highlights of build 6230

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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:

 

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Highlights of build 6220, 6221

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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:

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:

 

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Highlights of build 6210

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Highlights of build 6201,6202

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Highlights of build 6200

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Support added for MS Office 365


Lync Management and reporting

Exchange policy settings
Others
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Highlights of build 6180

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Highlights of build 6173

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Highlights of build 6170

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Highlights of Service Pack 6.1 SP 6.0 and build 6151:

 

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Highlights of build 6140

 

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Automation:

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

 

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Highlights of Build 6120

 

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Automation

Reset password console

Naming formats

Employee Search

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Highlights of Build 6110

 

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Highlights of Build 6.1

 

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Highlights of Build 6012:

 

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Highlights of build 6010:


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Highlights of build 6001, 6002, 6003:


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


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Highlights of build 6000:

 

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

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Highlights of Previous Releases (Builds 5200 to 5241)

 

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