ManageEngine Automates Google Apps Provisioning for AD Software

ManageEngine has automated Google Apps provisioning for ADManager Plus, its Active Directory management and reporting software.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

August 13, 2014

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Manikandan Thangaraj ManageEngine39s director of product management
Manikandan Thangaraj, ManageEngine's director of product management

IT management company ManageEngine has automated Google Apps provisioning for ADManager Plus, its Active Directory (AD) management and reporting software.

ManageEngine also has added Microsoft Office 365 reporting and a BitLocker recovery password and key package retriever to ADManager Plus.

The company said the new features are designed to help businesses streamline AD-related tasks.

“We’re enhancing ADManager Plus to meet the demands of managing both on-premise and cloud technologies,” Manikandan Thangaraj, ManageEngine’s director of product management, said in a prepared statement. “Now, we’ve added Google Apps account provisioning. By extending ADManager Plus to include cloud identity management, we help non-technical staff carry out tasks such as user provisioning without knowing the nitty-gritty details of the cloud or on-premise technologies being provisioned.”

AD administrators can use ADManager Plus to:

  • Create AD and Google Apps accounts simultaneously

  • Manage Office 365 distribution groups, licenses and users

  • Retrieve BitLocker recovery information

  • Restore access to BitLocker-protected drives

“Any user who has a cloud deployment like Google Apps or Office 365 needs a third-party solution like ADManager Plus to ensure a unified and standardized provisioning, which could also be safely handed over to non-IT staff who has the process knowledge and ideally does the groundwork,” a ManageEngine spokesperson told MSPmentor.

ADManager Plus pricing starts at $495, and a free 30-day trial can be downloaded here.

What is ADManager Plus?

ADManager Plus is a Windows AD management and reporting solution that helps AD admins and help desk technicians with their day-to-day activities, according to ManageEngine.

The solution’s features include:

  • AD reports

  • Computer management

  • Group management

  • Organizational unit-based administration

  • Single pane of glass for AD management and reporting

ManageEngine also noted ADManager Plus features mobile AD apps that enable users to complete tasks on the go.

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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