New troubleshooting tool exposes key data stored at the core of Microsoft Active Directory
EDGEWATER, Md. – Oct. 11, 2004 – Javelina Software, LLC, today announces ADxray, a powerful troubleshooting and analysis tool that helps to identify the source of network problems by scrutinizing Microsoft Active Directory object attributes. Available as beta today, ADxray provides search ability, attribute value details and descriptions, presents a key interpretation feature that discloses Active Directory (AD) attribute values in comprehensible formats, and provides editing capability.
“Attributes are the essential building blocks of all Active Directory objects,” said Dave Martinez, Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. ”We are pleased to see Javelina Software provide this kind of troubleshooting tool to Microsoft Active Directory programmers and administrators.”
ADxray helps administrators troubleshoot directory problems by providing quick access to those building blocks, via searching and attribute value interpretation features. This information is critical to programmers and scripting administrators who rely on explicit attribute names and values to run vital projects and AD reports. Attribute names and values are typically lengthy and cryptic so ADxray provides options to copy to clipboard and save as CSV file, helping to get attribute information straight from ADxray into scripts and spreadsheets.
ADxray’s flexible and extensive search feature aids troubleshooters by providing the ability to search by attribute name, and filter on attribute values. “Using ADxray, I can search the directory by pasting in the GUID from an error message I received, and ADxray identifies the object that’s causing my network problem,” stated Robert Mackiewicz, network administrator at the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, & equity research. “And, upon finding the object, it displays and interprets the list of that object’s AD attribute values, and provides an editing mechanism to further help me solve my problem.”
ADxray also provides extensive details about each AD attribute, such as schema name, ldap name, syntax description, syntax ID, and MAPI ID. ADxray goes further to parse the raw data into a readable format, supporting numerous syntax types such as dates, times, GUIDs, SIDs, bit fields and many more.
“Active Directory troubleshooting tools are a valuable part of any administrator’s toolbox. ADxray will bring AD admins one quick step closer to getting the core values of Active Directory into their hands,” explains Dave Ritchie, president of Javelina Software. “We proudly listen to the needs of our customers and continue to provide the technical tools they request.”
Pricing and Availability
ADxray pricing will be determined by ship time. Information about ADxray can be found at: http://www.javelinasoftware.com Our flagship product, ADvantage, an award-winning tool to streamline the management of Active Directory through bulk configuration and execution of administrative tasks, is sold to enterprises according to a per administrator pricing model. ADvantage v2.5.1 is available at $995 per admin copy. Information about ADvantage can be found at www.javelinasoftware.com/advantage.html.
About Javelina Software
Javelina Software delivers tools to simplify the management of Microsoft Active Directory. ADxray is the newest addition to our line of products for the management of Active Directory. ADvantage is an award-winning product that ensures expedient management of tasks essential to the administration of Active Directory (AD). ADvantage Elements are the task specific tools developed to ease the repetitive nature of administrative tasks. Javelina Software’s Migration Toolbox, the leading solution used by Banyan Vines customers who are migrating to Active Directory, shipped in 1999 and seamlessly migrates users, groups, and mailboxes. Migration Toolbox has since facilitated the rollouts of Active Directory implementations all over the world. Javelina Software now provides companies a smooth transition to and efficient administration of their Windows 2000 networks.
For more information about Javelina Software, please visit our website at http://www.javelinasoftware.com or contact us at 800.822.5484.
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