Active Directory Bulk Objects Deletion
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.