1. What is ADManager Plus?
ManageEngine AdManager Plus is a 100% web-based product that provides centralized administration and management of Windows Active Directory. You can use ADManager Plus to perform the following:
Create bulk user accounts in the Active Directory with the flexibility to import properties from a csv file.
Modify the existing user account properties including Exchange Mailbox and Terminal Services properties.
Generate and view granular reports of users, computers, groups like Inactive Users, Disabled Users, Users in Nested Groups, Distribution Groups, Security Groups, Inactive Computers, etc.
Create and delegate security roles for granting/revoking permissions to security principals.
Search ACEs and Active Directory objects.

-2. What operating systems are supported by ADManager Plus?
ADManager Plus support the following Windows operating systems:
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003

-3. What is the difference between Free and Professional Editions?
The free edition of ADManager Plus can be used to manage up to 100 objects in a single domain and cannot have more than one domain configured.

The professional edition can be used to manage the number of domains and objects for which it is licensed.

The free edition can be upgraded to professional edition at any point of time by obtaining a valid license from us.

-4. How is ADManager Plus licensed?
ADManager Plus is licensed on annual subscription based on the number of Domains it would manage.

-5. ADManager Plus runs in a web browser. Does that mean I can access it from anywhere?
Yes, you can connect to the ADManager Plus from any machine on the network through a Web browser.

-6. Do I need any prerequisite software to be installed before using ADManager Plus?
No, ADManager Plus do not require any prerequisite software to be installed.

-7. Can ADManager Plus work if DCOM is disabled on remote systems?
Yes, ADManager Plus does not use the DCOM service to perform the tasks.

-8. Does ADManager Plus support other than English?
No. The support for languages other than English is yet to be added.

-9. Can I manage multiple Domains?
During startup, ADManager Plus adds all the domains that it could resolve. You can also add Domains manually by clicking the Domain Settings link from the client.

-10. Can I manage domains of different forest?
Yes, you can add domains belonging to different forests.

-11. What are the advantages of Bulk User Management compared to Active Directory Tools?
The following are the advantages over Active Directory tools:
Can create multiple users simultaneously.
Can modify all the properties including Exchange and Terminal Services properties for multiple users.
Web-based management.

-12. What is a User Template? What is the advantage of using Template in Bulk User Creation?
A user template contains the values of the user attributes defined in it. When you want to create user accounts with similar privileges and permissions, you can create a template with the common attributes and just change the values that differ, say the logon name, display name, etc. This save your time and avoid any possible errors.

-13. What are the advantages of Delegation through ADManager Plus?
The following are the advantages:
Minimizes the error when granting/revoking same permissions for different users.
Modifying a security role automatically delegates the permissions for the previously delegated objects as well.
Can create as many roles as required and can be delegated as and when required.

-14. What is the difference between account disabled users and inactive users?
The user accounts that are disabled by the administrator is termed as account disabled users. They do not have login permissions in the domain. Inactive users are those who have login permissions in the domain, but have not logged on to the domain for the specified period.

-15. What is the difference between account expired users and password expired users?
The account expired users are those whose user account has become invalid. This may happen in cases where a temporary account is created for a specific period beyond which the account expires.

The Password expired users are those who are not able to use their account as the password has expired. As a security policy, the users might require to change the password within a specified period after which they may not be able to login using their old password. The password has to be reset for the user to login again.