Group, Contact, Computer and OU Management
ADHQ has always been known for the ease it brings to manipulating user objects. Whether editing the properties of a single user, or making change in bulk with data from an import file, ADHQ brings the kind of simple user interface often lacking in Microsoft's built-in tools. But ADHQ certainly isn't limited to just one object type. The software can manage Active Directory groups, contacts, computers, and OUs with the same ease and efficiency it provides for user objects. The key features of ADHQ with respect to modifying these objects types are detailed below:
Active Directory Group Management
Users change jobs, departments get reorganized, and new committees and groups are being formed every day. All of this means that you're busy keeping Active Directory updated so that people can perform their jobs better. Manage groups and group membership in Active Directory with access to read and modify over 140 group attributes.
Run reports to quickly capture and document these attributes and others including Group Notes, Containers, and Account Creation Time. Take advantage of child attributes in the membership reports to report on attributes of the users objects in the groups.
Active Directory Contact Management
Business relationships change from hot to cold in a matter of minutes. Once you think you’ve got all your company contacts updated in Active Directory, you find out that priorities have changed, and newer contacts are suddenly more important. With ADHQ, administrators can import new lists of contacts quickly so that your company will have the essential business contacts they need for critical decisions. Whether it's keeping contact name formats consistent for easy searching, or updating old email addresses for long-time associates, ADHQ has the contact tools you need to stay organized.
Easily compile all of your company's important contact details with our built-in contact reports, or craft your own custom report from over 175 contact-specific attributes and common properties.
Active Directory Computer Management
Computer accounts have a tendency to stick around in Active Directory long after the machine in question has been sent to the great big recycling center in the sky. As your directory gets more and more say, distinguished, the computer accounts within rarely stand the test of time. Microsoft's naming conventions change, and attribute data gets outdated as operating systems and hardware get upgraded. Modify computer accounts in bulk to quickly and easily update your current computers, and get rid of the old ones.
Use ADHQ's computer reports to grab all types of computer data. Perform an inventory with hardware and software reports to document and analyze the state of your company's second most precious assets (yes, people are still #1, at least for a few more years). Keep up on your security too, with reports that reflect the status of Windows Firewall and recent operating system patches.
Active Directory OU Management
Large companies with extensive directory hierarchies and even more complicated regulations controlling them need a way to test changes in a similar environment before implementing them live. ADHQ's OU tools are perfect for creating even the most complicated test lab environment. With a file of OU names and parent containers, you can rebuild a test lab environment from scratch at the drop of a hat.
OU reports in ADHQ are perfect for getting a quick wide-angle peek at your organization's structure. With reports that return the number of objects of various types within each OU in your domain, you can quickly identify any areas of the domain that could use some spring cleaning.