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Active Directory Bulk Objects Deletion


managing bulk objects

Cleaning up the Active Directory unwanted objects improves the security of the Active Directory Resources. Users being inactive for more than a particular period and expired users are needed to cleanup to improve the Active Directory security. Collecting the list of inactive and expired users from different containers is a little bit of complex for Active Directory Administrators. Active Directory Manager Reports enables the Administrators to generate report for account expired and users not logged for last 'N' days. From the generate reports, Administrators can select the list of users and apply the deletion process.

In some cases, most of the users may be marked with Protect from accidental deletion for protecting users from deletion while executing a bulk deletion script. And later the users are expired or inactive. Executing bulk deletion script on this users will lead in to access denied error. Active Directory Manager provides the option to configure the delete settings on the protected users.

  • Do not delete the protected objects
  • Delete the protected objects also (not recommended)
  • Confirm before deleting the objects

Active Directory Manager provides the option to set and unset the protect from accidental deletion for bulk objects in a single click. Administrators can unset this option before deleting the confirmed users. To be more simple, Administrators can use the Delete the protected objects also (not recommended) option to delete all the confirmed objects in a single click.

Active Directory Advanced Deleted Objects Restore

Restoring the deleted users is more complex for Active Directory Administrators. The restored users can not access the Active Directory resources even though they are restored, since the restored users will not have any attributes set and will be in disabled state. Also finding the list of deleted users by their parent container deleted date is complex for AD Administrators.

ASN Active Directory Manager provides the easy user interface to find the list of users by their deleted date and parent container. The Administrators can select the container and duration to pick the deleted users. The restored users will be in disabled state and can not access the Active Directory resources. ASN Active Directory Manager provides the option set password and other basic options.

ASN Active Directory Manager provides the option to set more advanced attributes using customizable user interface. More complex attributes like memberof, thumbnailphoto, manager, etc attributes can easily be set while restoring the users. So that, the resored users can immediately access the Active Directory resources.

By default, the deleted users will be restored to the lastknownparent(container from which the users deleted). In some cases, the parent containers also may be deleted. In general, the Administrators need to restore the parent containers first and then restore the users. ASN Active Directory Manager provides the advanced option to restore the deleted objects in to the containers the Administrators wish to restore.