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(2016-01-19) Free AD Tool For The IT Pro (4)

Posted by Jorge on 2016-01-19


While browsing the internet I found the following AD related tools that might be worth checking out. Have fun!

REMARK: I do not own and do not support these tools. These tools are also not specifically recommended by me, this post is just a "FYI only!" It is your responsibility to test and check out these tools to see if these meet your requirements.

Z-Hire/Z-Term Active Directory, Exchange, Lync, Office 365 User Creation Tool

Z-Hire automates the IT account creation process for Exchange mailbox, Active Directory, Lync accounts, Office 365 cloud and SalesForce cloud deployments. With just a click of the button, your Exchange mailbox, and Active directory user and Lync accounts will be created simultaneousy. This tool can also create and set custom settings for Office 365 accounts using templates. Z-Hire serves as the platform for new hire accounts by allowing auto-creation of major IT user accounts with the option for custom scripts. Z-hire will decrease your new hire user account deployment time by 600%, without the need for complicated and expensive identity management solutions. This Active Directory User Creation Tool makes creating Active Directory users a breeze. Some of the features include:

  • Environment Auto detection/discovery (AD/Exchange/Lync/Office 365/SalesForce)
  • Copy existing Active Directory User to Z-Hire Template
  • Support for Active Directory user, Exchange Mailbox, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Office 365 user and SalesForce user account
  • Template based deployment (allows consistency for all user accounts)
  • Office 365 account creation with major attributes
  • Office 365 license only mode (assign license only, when using DirSync)
  • Office 365 Hybrid mode ( for organizations running Office 365 in Hybrid mode)
  • Active Directory user account creation with major attributes
  • Active Directory group selection
  • Active Directory user duplicate SamAccountName verification
  • Lync 2010 account creation supporting all policies
  • SalesForce user creation support all major attributes
  • Faster performance (compared to previous version)
  • Bulk import from CSV / Text to provision Active Directory, Exchange, Lync and Office 365 users (version 5.3)
  • HRIS / WorkDay driven user provisioning (Automatically provision users from WorkDay and other HRIS Systems)
  • HRIS / WorkDay driven data sync (Automatically sync user data such as Title, Department from WorkDay and other HRIS systems)

Click HERE for more information

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-10-24) Free AD Tools For The IT Pro (3)

Posted by Jorge on 2011-10-24


While browsing the internet I found the following AD related tools that might be worth checking out. Have fun!

REMARK: I do not own and do not support these tools. These tools are also not specifically recommended by me, this post is just a "FYI only!" It is your responsibility to test and check out these tools to see if these meet your requirements.

ADManager Plus – Free Active Directory Tools 4.4

ADManager Plus presents a comprehensive set of Free Windows Active Directory Tools. These tools have been developed to simplify some of the routine activities carried out on the Active Directory data and they come to you absolutely free. The list of tools available for ready download includes:

  • Active Directory Query Tool: The AD Query Tool is a freeware from ManageEngine ADManager Plus. It queries the Active Directory and retrieves Details based on the query supplied. The details displayed have relevance to the query that is posted by the user. This is a simple, easy to use tool that queries the AD and displays object information.
  • Empty Password Users Report: "Empty Password Users Report Tool" is free, utility software that helps find information of Active Directory users having null or empty password. The Administrator can generate the list of users with empty / blank password by just supplying simple AD information like Domain and Container names along with the user name and password of the user.
  • Active Directory CSV Generator: The CSV Generator Tool helps you to generate a CSV file that contains a customized array of user specified attributes and the corresponding Active Directory values. This free tool takes a simple CSV file with basic attributes like sAMAccountName, and generates a full fledged CSV file containing a comprehensive attribute list. This would save considerable time and efforts of admins and other staff associated with Active Directory data.
  • Active Directory DC Monitoring Tool: The DC Monitoring Tool is a very useful active directory utility that helps administrators to monitor the performance of Domain Controller(s) within the specified Domains. The Domains that need to be monitored are auto detected and displayed by the DC Monitoring Tool. Three of the most important parameters that are monitored by this free active directory software program are CPU Usage, Disk Space and Memory Utilization. Information on these essential parameters, eases out the DC Monitoring Activity for any AD Administrator.
  • Windows PowerShell Manage-Local Users Tool: The Microsoft Windows PowerShell is gaining prominance of late. The Manage-LocalUsers utility is an implementation of Microsoft PowerShell. This is a free tool from ManageEngine ADManager Plus, which lists out all the local users in a specified computer and allows to reset the password of local users of that computer. This freeware is basically a PowerShell cmdlet which helps administrators to effectively control the local user accounts of their domain users

Click HERE for more information

AD Show User Groups v1.0

This FREE tool shows Group Membership of one AD User. Show Group Membership of a specific AD User and export results to a text file.

Click HERE for more information

AD Group Members v1.1

This FREE tool lists Members of Active Directory Groups. Do you have hundred of AD Groups and you want to check membership of users? Search Active Directory Groups and List Members. Export Result to Excel File. Load AD Groups button: Search and List All Groups in Active Directory.

Click HERE for more information

Active Directory Search – Server Admin (text below has been translated from German To English using Yahoo Babelfish. It may therefore contain errors)

AD search Admin is a .NET program, with which the total structure and the domains, which are clearly indicated to IP of locations, positions of trust, FSMO roles, global catalog servers and Group Policies of a Active directory. With AD search Admin can be looked for very simply and comfortably for objects in a Active directory (AD). Active directory search – server Admin offers besides many functions for the announcement and modification of Active directory attributes and for a central server administration. For the search for the AD objects " Benutzer" , " Gruppe" and " Computer" AD search Admin© offers graphic interfaces which can be served simply and supports also arbitrary LDAP search stringer, in order to be able to search purposefully over filters after AD objects. An often needed feature, which " determination; True load Logon" for user and Cumputerobjekte, search Admin© with a mouse click is possible in AD. The characteristics of the found objects and their values are clearly represented. For some attributes the result values are prepared special, as for example SID, user flag and current values. The complete expenditures (Property Pages) can be stored as text file. Over context menus can be copied individual characteristics, values or several expenditure lines into the intermediate file and used over it further. Further outstanding feature of AD search Admin© is the fast access to functions, which are indispensable in the daily administration of servers. These functions are examining the accessibility over Ping, call of the computers management console, open the Eventlogs, start a RDP connection, indicate to the disk volumes and particularly adapted WMI inquiries. In addition all WMI classes of CIMV2 can be selected and the respective characteristics be indicated. With the possibility of copying over the context menu thereby simply own WMI inquiries can be provided. Particularly for the administration of servers in AD Admin© some WMI inquiries for meaningful expenditures are programmed search. Those are the inquiries after Hotfixes, Patches, the local administrators and the locally announced accounts.

Click HERE for more information

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-09-06) Database Browsing/Editing Tool

Posted by Jorge on 2011-09-06


Have you ever had the need to quickly browse and/or edit a database on some database server without installing SQL Management Studio (for SQL Server) or some other huge database management tool, incl. the ones for other database formats? Well, look no further! I found this very interesting Database browsing/editing tool that assisted me in working with the attribute store that I had configured for my ADFSv2 test environment. You cannot compare it with SQL Management Studio for example, with it supports a huge interesting features which work me. I used this a lot in my test environment when I need to browse/edit a database from a server not hosting SQL Server.

ORIGINAL SOURCE FOR THE TEXT/PICTURES BELOW: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/doli/archive/2011/07/20/free-tool-database-browser.aspx

Database Browser is an easy to use, free portable tool, which can connect to a variety of database types and browse or modify data, run SQL scripts, export and print data.

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  • This tool is free and portable
  • The browser supports variety of direct databases connections :
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Sql Server
    • ODBC
    • MySql
    • OleDB
    • PostgreSQL
    • SQLite
    • Microsoft Sql Server Compact
    • Interbase
    • Firebird

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  • Supported OS :
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
  • Easy Table browsing – just click on the table name and the content will be shown on the right pane

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  • Supports Unlimited number of connections
  • Switch between connections by clicking the desired connection

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  • Easy-to-use search mechanism

נורת חשמל you do not need to use SQL query

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  • You can edit your table as if it was an excel sheet
    • change column order
    • sort column
    • use filters

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  • You can preview and print your tables

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  • Import/Export data from/to Excel

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  • SQL Builder supporting a wide range of databases types

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  • Alternatively, You can write your own SQL statement

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  • Execution Log

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  • The browser has a very important button – read only mode button image

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-06-20) Free Exchange Tools For The IT Pro (1)

Posted by Jorge on 2011-06-20


While browsing the internet I found the following Exchange related tools that might be worth checking out. Have fun!

REMARK: I do not own and do not support these tools. These tools are also not specifically recommended by me, this post is just a "FYI only!" It is your responsibility to test and check out these tools to see if these meet your requirements.

Anti Spam for Exchange
NetWrix Anti Spam for Exchange is a FREEWARE anti-spam solution for Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS). The product is very easy to install and run, works on the server, and doesn’t require any client-side components. All incoming messages are checked for known spam criteria, such as Spam URL Realtime Block Lists (SURBL) and keyword filtering, and then suspected e-mails are delivered to user’s Junk E-mail folder.

Click HERE for more information

Catch-All Mailbox Configurator for MS Exchange

Microsoft Exchange has no native support for catch-all mailboxes, but the freeware NetWrix Catch-All Mailbox Configurator tool is a very easy way to configure a catch-all e-mail with a couple of mouse clicks and without any custom scripts and tricky configuration steps. You just install this tool on your Hub Transport or Edge Transport Exchange server and specify an e-mail domain and e-mail address to which all uncaught mail should be forwarded.

Click HERE for more information

Exchange Change Reporter

NetWrix Exchange Change Reporter is a Microsoft Exchange auditing solution that tracks and reports all changes made to all Exchange Server configurations and permissions. The product generates reports that show all created, deleted, and modified objects and settings. Four basic questions are answered: What changed? How was it changed? Who did it? When was it changed? Powered by AuditAssurance™ technology, the Exchange Change Reporter tracks changes to configuration settings, creation and deletion of mailboxes, information stores, Exchange servers, connectors, protocol parameters, storage groups and many other types of objects and their permissions. The modification events indicate "before" and "after" values for all modified settings, for example, the previous name of a recently renamed mailbox or how the mailbox quotas looked like before they were changed.

Click HERE for more information

Exchange Mail Archiver

Exchange Mail Archiver archives all e-mail messages in a central location and makes them available for quick e-Discovery/compliance responses with protection against content tampering in PST files and mailboxes. Archived messages are stored in a highly compressed format to minimize storage usage and increase Exchange server efficiency, and original messages in mailboxes are replaced with short URLs making them available to mailbox owners with minimal user impact. The usage of Exchange Mail Archiver also removes hassles of PST file maintenance and mailbox quota management: PST files can be completely removed from your Exchange environment without increasing mailbox quotas.

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Non-owner Mailbox Access Reporter for Exchange

NetWrix Non-owner Mailbox Access Reporter is a FREE tool that detects all situations when administrators and other users have gained access to another user’s mailbox. The product shows exactly who accessed what mailboxes over the last day, month, or year, allowing you to detect unauthorized activity from users with excessive or misconfigured rights who may be trying to steal confidential information from the mailboxes of company executives and management. The auditing and reporting of non-owner mailbox access ensures that internal policies and regulatory compliance requirements are met.

Click HERE for more information

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-06-19) Free Windows Tools For The IT Pro (1)

Posted by Jorge on 2011-06-19


While browsing the internet I found the following Windows related tools that might be worth checking out. Have fun!

REMARK: I do not own and do not support these tools. These tools are also not specifically recommended by me, this post is just a "FYI only!" It is your responsibility to test and check out these tools to see if these meet your requirements.

Bulk Password Reset

Bulk Password Reset is a simple tool that quickly changes multiple local account passwords in bulk and across multiple computers. By periodically changing passwords, you keep all your systems secure, and Bulk Password Reset allows you to do this with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can specify an entire domain, select a specific subset of computers, or tell the tool to use a computer list from a text file.

Click HERE for more information

Disk Space Monitor

NetWrix Disk Space Monitor is a FREE tool for IT professionals to keep track of server disk space on domain controllers, file servers, SharePoint servers, Exchange servers, database servers and others. The product centrally monitors the free disk space of specified servers and sends daily reports and alerts about low disk space conditions based on configured thresholds. The freeware version supports up to 10 servers, the Standard edition supports unlimited number of servers.

Click HERE for more information

Event Log Manager

NetWrix Event Log Manager is a free event log consolidation, alerting and archiving tool that allows you to collect events logs from multiple computers across the network, alerting on most critical events and centrally storing all events in a compressed format that enables convenient analysis of archived event log data.

Click HERE for more information

File Server Change Reporter

Powered by AuditAssurance™ technology, NetWrix File Server Change Reporter audits and reports file server changes and access events. The product generates reports on changes and access to file servers, including changes and access attempts to files, folders, shares, and permissions. The product is available in Freeware and Enterprise editions. The Enterprise edition provides additional information about who made the change or who accessed what and when it occurred, including detailed information about permission changes.

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Server Configuration Change Reporter

Powered by AuditAssurance™ technology, Server Configuration Change Reporter performs automated auditing and reporting of all changes made to server configurations: hardware devices, drivers, software, services, networking settings, etc. The product centrally monitors multiple servers and generates summary reports about any changes detected. New hardware devices, driver upgrades, registry settings, local users and groups, changes to services and applications – no change will pass behind the scenes, no matter who made it and how. You just setup this tool once and start getting daily summary reports (download sample report) about all changes, grouped by server name.

Click HERE for more information

Service Monitor

Service Monitor is a FREEWARE tool to monitor critical Windows services and optionally restart them after failure. The tool monitors all automatic startup services on multiple servers at a time and sends e-mail alerts when one or more services stops unexpectedly. The optional automatic restart feature ensures that all monitored services are up and running without downtime. The tool is lightweight and very easy to configure: install, enter computer names, and supply your e-mail address.

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USB Blocker

NetWrix USB Blocker enforces centralized access control to prevent unauthorized use of removable media that connects to computer USB ports, for example, memory sticks, removable hard disks, iPods, and more. USB port access control is a very important aspect of your endpoint security, no matter how good your antivirus and firewall are. The USB device lockdown protects your network against malware and prevents theft of sensitive corporate data.

Click HERE for more information

Windows Update Checker

Windows Update Checker is a free tool designed to provide automated patch assessments that answers these critical questions on a daily basis without any routine work. It automatically scans your network to detect all computers without critical patches and sends daily reports to your e-mail with full details about every outdated computer.

Click HERE for more information

Workstation Power Saving Manager

NetWrix Workstation Power Saving Manager is available in Freeware and Standard editions. The freeware edition is available for networks with up to 50 computers and allows to reduce energy costs up to 30% and save money without investing a single dollar. The Standard edition provides additional features and benefits, such as automatic wake up for patch management and granular control of the scope of management, and comes with technical support.

Click HERE for more information

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-06-19) Free AD Tools For The IT Pro (2)

Posted by Jorge on 2011-06-19


While browsing the internet I found the following AD related tools that might be worth checking out. Have fun!

REMARK: I do not own and do not support these tools. These tools are also not specifically recommended by me, this post is just a "FYI only!" It is your responsibility to test and check out these tools to see if these meet your requirements.

Active Directory Change Reporter

NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter is an Active Directory auditing solution that tracks and reports all changes made to Active Directory and Group Policy and creates change audit reports that show WHO changed WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE for all changes. The change audit reports list additions, deletions, and modifications made to Active Directory users, groups, computers, OUs, group memberships, permissions, domain trusts, AD sites, FSMO roles, Group Policy objects and settings, AD schema, and all other types of objects. The modification events indicate "before" and "after" values for all modified settings, for example, the previous name of a recently renamed user or how the OU permissions looked like before they were changed.

Click HERE for more information

Group Policy Change Reporter

Powered by AuditAssurance™ technology, NetWrix Group Policy Change Reporter makes Group Policy change auditing task very easy and straightforward. This FREE product sends daily reports detailing every single change made to Group Policy configuration. The reports list newly created and deleted GPOs, GPO link changes, changes made to audit policy, password policy, software deployment, user desktops, and all other settings. The data includes Who, What and When information for all changes with previous and current values for all modified settings.

Click HERE for more information

Active Directory Object Restore Wizard

NetWrix AD Object Restore is a FREE tool that allows you to quickly restore deleted and modified objects in Windows 2003 or 2008 Active Directory without rebooting a domain controller. This freeware tool goes beyond the standard tombstone capabilities in Active Directory and stores more information than what is normally preserved in the AD tombstone. Therefore, it´s much more reliable than other tools based on standard Microsoft Tombstone Reanimation interfaces. Moreover, no tool relying only on the tombstone will be able to revert modified and incorrectly added objects.

Click HERE for more information

REMARK: For other AD object restore tools click here.

Inactive Users Tracker

Inactive Users Tracker automates the management of inactive user accounts. The program periodically checks all user accounts in specified domains and reports all accounts inactive for more than specified number of days.

Click HERE for more information

Logon Reporter

Logon Reporter is a purpose-built product that automatically consolidates and archives all types of logon events from all Active Directory domain controllers and provides rich reporting capabilities. The product stores data in a central location and ensures that no events are lost because of log overwrites.

Click HERE for more information

Password Expiration Notifier

NetWrix Password Expiration Notifier periodically checks all users in the specified Active Directory domain or OU to detect ones whose passwords are about to expire in a specified number of days, and then sends customizable notification e-mails to the account owners. The tool also sends summary reports to system administrators by e-mail. Armed with this tool, administrators can proactively resolve password expiration issues for end-users and service accounts.

Click HERE for more information.

REMARK: I also have a similar tool. For that click here.

Web-based Password Change for Active Directory

NetWrix Web-based Password Change for AD is a very simple and free alternative to a full-featured self-service password management product. It provides a simple web form to change domain passwords remotely for users who don’t have access to the normal logon or Ctrl-Alt-Del screen because they are not connected to the domain, use a Linux, Mac or PDA device. Users just visit an easy to remember URL, enter user name, old password, new password and all set without an extra help desk call.

Click HERE for more information

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2011-06-14) Free AD Tools For The IT Pro (1)

Posted by Jorge on 2011-06-14


While browsing the internet I found the following AD related tools that might be worth checking out. Have fun!

REMARK: I do not own and do not support these tools. These tools are also not specifically recommended by me, this post is just a "FYI only!" It is your responsibility to test and check out these tools to see if these meet your requirements.

AD Tidy

Use this free tool to clean up your Active Directory domain by identifying unused user and computer accounts.

This application will search your Active Directory domain for user/computer accounts that match your search criteria, then you can perform a number of actions on the accounts that were found – such as moving them to another OU, disabling them, or removing them from all groups.

Click HERE for more information

AD Info – Active Directory Reporting Tool

A flexible Active Directory reporting tool with over 140 built in reports as well as the option to create your own.

With more flexibility than other Active Directory reporting tools and a modern user friendly interface, AD Info lets you easily query your Active Directory domain for the information you need. Use one of the 140+ queries that come with the application or use the custom query designer to create your own query based on any attributes you choose.

AD Info is available in two editions, free edition and standard edition. The free edition is completely free for personal and commercial use and is not time limited. Click the Buy button below to see pricing details for the standard edition.

Click HERE for more information

Cheers,
Jorge
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