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Active Administrator

Simplified Active Directory management from a single console

Administrators must manage critical Microsoft Active Directory environments more quickly and with fewer staff. Doing more with less increases the likelihood of accidental changes to AD objects, configurations and Group Policy data that can raise your risk of errors and downtime. The need to enforce internal policies and address compliance regulations only adds to the challenge.

Active Administrator is a complete and integrated Microsoft AD management software solution that helps you move faster and more nimbly than with native tools. With a single consolidated view into the management your AD, you can address administration gaps left by native tools and quickly meet auditing requirements and security needs. With integrated AD administration and seamless permissions management, you will maintain business continuity, increase IT efficiency and minimize security risks.

Integrated administration

Proactively manage AD to better meet auditing requirements, tighten security, increase productivity and improve business continuity.

Streamlined security permissions

Quickly understand AD security then delegate control with customizable and reusable templates.

Keep authorizations in check

Eliminate over-privileged users by assessing, standardizing and applying security policies and permissions.

Achieved ROI
in 6 – 12 months
Security & auditing #1 feature
Rating for “Delegation” feature

Features

Intuitive reporting and alerting

Quickly monitor and report on changes by filtering event type, user and date, as well as user logon and lockout activity. Using report data, you can configure event alerts and automate alert-based actions, enabling you to quickly respond to – and correct – improper changes to AD.

Automated backup and recovery

Save time by scheduling automated backups. Then easily recover entire AD objects or just particular security settings or attributes; or quickly restore a GPO to a previous known state. The ability to granularly recover Active Directory and Group Policy ensures business continuity when unwanted changes or deletions occur.

Simplified Group Policy management

With advanced management capabilities, you can operate more efficiently. Copy, edit and test GPOs in a secure, offline environment. Comparison reports help you quickly understand GPO changes. Stay on top of GPO changes with automated checks and easily roll back a GPO to a previous known state.

AD Health Assessments

Monitor health and performance with assessment reports and dashboard views of AD configuration, replication and domain controllers to ensure availability of Active Directory. Easily add or remove domain controllers, switch to another domain controller, connect through remote desktop, and reboot domain controllers with the DC Management Module.

Add-ons

Active Administrator for AD Health

Provides troubleshooting and diagnostics tools that monitor AD performance and deliver real-time diagnostic data from a centralized AD health dashboard.

Active Administrator for Azure AD

Significantly improves AD directory management with universal searches and object change notifications for users, groups and objects. IT administrators can easily manage hybrid on-premises and Azure-based AD environments from a single console.

Active Administrator for Certificate Management

Provides complete digital certificate lifecycle management from a single console. It helps prevent security breaches and maintain customer confidence by ensuring that encrypted communications and transactions remain secure.

Active Administrator for DNS Management

Enables IT administrators to proactively manage, monitor and alert on Domain Name Server health and availability from a single, easy-to-use console, ensuring the availability of DNS services and access to critical corporate applications.

Specifications

Processor

1 GHz Pentium

Disk Space

100 MB

Memory (RAM)
  • For Windows Server 2008 R2, 512 MB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • For Windows Server 2012, 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • For Windows Server 2012 R2, 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • For Windows Server 2016, 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
Operating systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (32 bit or non-Itanium 64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
Server installation
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Express 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014
  • .Net Framework v.4.5.2 and 4.6
Processor

1 GHz Pentium

Disk Space

100 MB

Memory

256 MB

Operating systems
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

See the Release Notes for the full list of system requirements.

Resources

Active Administrator
Datasheet
Active Administrator
Active Administrator
Simplified Active Directory management from a single console
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Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory
E-book
Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory
Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory
Explore what it takes to be both economically and operationally efficient in Active Directory management, plus, learn how to avoid common headaches.
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14 Ways to More Secure and Efficient Active Directory Administration
Technical Brief
14 Ways to More Secure and Efficient Active Directory Administration
14 Ways to More Secure and Efficient Active Directory Administration
If you’re exploring options to make your Active Directory administration more secure and efficient, this paper provides 14 ways that Active Administrator can solve your most pressing Active Directory issues.
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Best Practices for Protecting Against Phishing, Ransomware and Email Fraud
White Paper
Best Practices for Protecting Against Phishing, Ransomware and Email Fraud
Best Practices for Protecting Against Phishing, Ransomware and Email Fraud
Learn cybersecurity best practices to protect your organization against phishing, ransomware and other threats.
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Why Your Company Needs Third Party Solutions for Office 365
White Paper
Why Your Company Needs Third Party Solutions for Office 365
Why Your Company Needs Third Party Solutions for Office 365
Nearly 1/3 of the companies implementing Office 365 plan to use a less expensive plan in conjunction with more robust tools for security and management.
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Protect and Defend - Securing the AD Foundation
Infographic
Protect and Defend - Securing the AD Foundation
Protect and Defend - Securing the AD Foundation
Learn about the key AD security threats that Federal government agencies face and discover how Quest solutions can protect critical systems and data from threats.
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Privileged perspective: Understanding the risk of legacy AD architecture
White Paper
Privileged perspective: Understanding the risk of legacy AD architecture
Privileged perspective: Understanding the risk of legacy AD architecture
In this informative white paper, Quest service partner XMS Solutions dives into the risks associated with legacy AD architectures as well as how to avoid them.
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How to Optimize Your AD for Windows Server 2016
Technical Brief
How to Optimize Your AD for Windows Server 2016
How to Optimize Your AD for Windows Server 2016
Read this tech brief to learn about the Windows Server 2016 new features, key considerations for optimizing your Active Directory, and how Quest can help you prepare for the move, migrate efficiently and manage your new environment effectively.
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Find the right level of support to accommodate the unique needs of your organization.

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