Windows Administration & Automation

Simpler Windows Administration and Automation

In spite of shrinking IT budgets, organizations today require a higher level of efficient administration and automation for tighter security, governance, availability and IT process control.

Quest helps you work smarter and faster by automating the day-to-day management of Microsoft platforms, including: Active Directory, Exchange, OCS/Lync, and SharePoint. Then extend that automation to other platforms and enterprise applications.

Review the capability categories below to find a solution for your specific IT challenges.

Browse the technology platform categories below to find solutions for your unique IT challenges.

Windows Administration & Automation

Work smarter and faster by automating the day-to-day management of Active Directory, Exchange, OCS/Lync and SharePoint.

  • Active Administrator
    Active Administrator is an enterprise solution focused on streamlining Active Directory security and Group Policy Management.
  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

Active Directory Administration

Simplify administration of Active Directory with Quest solutions to delegate, secure, configure, audit and back up and restore changes to Microsoft’s LDAP directory service. Our solutions also automate user and group account management with rules, role-based security and easy-to-use interfaces.

  • GPOADmin
    With Group Policy regulating everything from critical business processes and security settings to individual workstations and printers, managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can become time-consuming and expensive.

Group Policy Management and Administration

Automate critical group policy management tasks that reduce costs, minimize risks and eliminate manual processes.

  • Server Administrator for SharePoint

    Server Administrator for SharePoint gives you maximum insight into your SharePoint server and farm configuration and customizations to optimize manageability, performance, availability and security.

SharePoint Server and Farm Administration

Optimize your SharePoint environment with Quest solutions that give you insight into your server and farm configurations and customizations to simplify administration, increase performance, ensure availability and enhance security.

  • Site Administrator for SharePoint
    Understand, manage and secure your SharePoint environment and empower business content owners with Site Administrator for SharePoint's security trimmed, centralized management, security and reporting.

SharePoint Site Administration

Reduce risk and gain control of SharePoint with tools that provide centralized administration, discovery, site and content browsing, data collection and reporting, global policy and permissions management, and audit data collection and reporting.

  • Storage Maximizer for SharePoint
    Store more data, improve SharePoint performance and reduce SQL infrastructure costs with Storage Maximizer for SharePoint’s automated external storage management.

SharePoint Content Storage Administration

Increase SharePoint performance, free up space for higher priority data, leverage compression and reduce storage costs while keeping SharePoint scalable to meet business requirements.

  • Mobile IT
    Quest Mobile IT enables administrators to securely access critical IT applications from a mobile device.

Mobile Administration

Respond quickly to issues offsite by securely accessing critical IT applications from a mobile device. You can receive event alerts, initiate actions and run reports while mobile. Supports Quest and third-party custom applications.

  • Domain Statistics Wizard
    Quest Domain Statistics Wizard allows you to collect statistical data from Microsoft Windows network domains and Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003/2007 servers, or from Microsoft Exchange 5.5 servers.
  • MessageStats
    Quest MessageStats provides a single solution to reduce the complexity of email reporting and analysis across legacy and newly implemented platforms.
  • MessageStats for Lync
    MessageStats for Lync delivers usage reports and trends to determine appropriate billing and chargebacks for IM, file transfers, audio/visual conferencing, VoIP and online meetings. Can help the organization determine Lync utilization and adoption to help fully realize ROI. Available in English only.

Email, IM & Mobile Messaging Reporting

Optimize and integrate your unified communications with solutions to maintain messaging performance, defend SLAs, charge back resource usage, simplify migrations, calculate licensing requirements and meet compliance objectives.

  • Site Administrator for SharePoint
    Understand, manage and secure your SharePoint environment and empower business content owners with Site Administrator for SharePoint's security trimmed, centralized management, security and reporting.

SharePoint Usage Reporting

Find out what’s in your SharePoint. Quest provides powerful centralized reporting and discovery solutions to help you:

  • Identify all SharePoint servers and sites, including rogue sites you may not know about
  • Report on user and site permissions—and then take action within these reports
  • Analyze the size and scope of site collections, including types of content and use of storage for current vs. stale and deleted files

  • Domain Statistics Wizard
    Quest Domain Statistics Wizard allows you to collect statistical data from Microsoft Windows network domains and Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003/2007 servers, or from Microsoft Exchange 5.5 servers.
  • Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory provides Windows reporting and visibility of Active Directory users, groups, organizational units, permissions and other configurations.
  • Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers provides visibility into Microsoft Windows Server and NAS device configurations.

Windows Server & Active Directory Reporting

Decrease your administration workload by automating data collection and report generation. You’ll spend less time and money managing your Windows infrastructure and more time making informed tactical and strategic decisions.

Windows Administration & Automation

Work smarter and faster by automating the day-to-day management of Active Directory, Exchange, OCS/Lync and SharePoint.

  • Active Administrator
    Active Administrator is an enterprise solution focused on streamlining Active Directory security and Group Policy Management.
  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

  • Domain Statistics Wizard
    Quest Domain Statistics Wizard allows you to collect statistical data from Microsoft Windows network domains and Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003/2007 servers, or from Microsoft Exchange 5.5 servers.
  • Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory provides Windows reporting and visibility of Active Directory users, groups, organizational units, permissions and other configurations.
  • GPOADmin
    With Group Policy regulating everything from critical business processes and security settings to individual workstations and printers, managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can become time-consuming and expensive.

Active Directory

Quest boosts IT productivity by simplifying Active Directory administration and automating many common AD tasks. With Quest, you can:

  • Automate day-to-day management
  • Provide interfaces for administrators, help desk and end user self-service
  • View and enforce delegated security throughout Active Directory
  • Control users, groups and resources
  • Synchronize identities and passwords across numerous platforms
  • Identify and control user and group access to enterprise resources

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  • Domain Statistics Wizard
    Quest Domain Statistics Wizard allows you to collect statistical data from Microsoft Windows network domains and Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003/2007 servers, or from Microsoft Exchange 5.5 servers.
  • MessageStats
    Quest MessageStats provides a single solution to reduce the complexity of email reporting and analysis across legacy and newly implemented platforms.
  • MessageStats for Lync
    MessageStats for Lync delivers usage reports and trends to determine appropriate billing and chargebacks for IM, file transfers, audio/visual conferencing, VoIP and online meetings. Can help the organization determine Lync utilization and adoption to help fully realize ROI. Available in English only.

Exchange, OCS/Lync & Office 365

Quest streamlines administration of Exchange and unified communications so you spend less time worrying about – and managing – your messaging environment. With Quest, you can:

  • Automate and consolidate reporting across your entire Exchange infrastructure
  • Monitor Exchange, Exchange Online, OCS/Lync, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry from a single console
  • Automate email recovery for searches, restores and e-discovery

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  • Server Administrator for SharePoint

    Server Administrator for SharePoint gives you maximum insight into your SharePoint server and farm configuration and customizations to optimize manageability, performance, availability and security.

  • Site Administrator for SharePoint
    Understand, manage and secure your SharePoint environment and empower business content owners with Site Administrator for SharePoint's security trimmed, centralized management, security and reporting.
  • Storage Maximizer for SharePoint
    Store more data, improve SharePoint performance and reduce SQL infrastructure costs with Storage Maximizer for SharePoint’s automated external storage management.

SharePoint

Native tools don’t provide the centralized management and reporting functions necessary to assess and administer multiple SharePoint deployments. With Quest, you can:

  • Gain control and visibility across sites, collections and farms
  • Report on metrics and manage growth for your entire infrastructure
  • Empower content owners to manage reports and access to their content without compromising security
  • Maximize storage efficiency to ensure optimal performance and lower costs

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