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1 Version 2.0 © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

2 ActivMan 2.0 Scenarios Basic Features Templates Mass Manipulation Importing Auto Importing Extracting from MIS (Management Information System) Compatibility Conclusion © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

3 Scenarios For All: Standalone Active Directory User Manager For Businesses (i.e. IT Solutions Provider offering centralised /Exchange) : Centralised (remote) Active Directory (i.e. for ) For Schools: Joined Admin and Curriculum Network Separate Admin and Curriculum Networks Centralised (remote) Active Directory (i.e. for ) © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

4 Basic Features Manage Multiple Active Directory Servers Standard User Manager Features (i.e. create/delete users) Drag n Drop Objects Active Directory Recycle Bin (optional) Import Users from CSV – now fully customisable Extract Users from MIS (schools only) directly to Active Directory (or to file) Auto Import Users from MIS (schedulable) Client / Server Feature for Remote Access © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

5 Templates Create a template for each type of person/job, e.g. receptionist, dept. manager, etc. Create new users using the templates. You only have to supply their name! Each template contains: All common information for user accounts, e.g. description, profile, logon script, groups, home directory location, etc. Options for generating other properties, e.g. username format, password, etc. Templates can be used in the importing and extracting processes too! Using templates reduces human error when creating new users and drastically reduces the time required © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

6 Mass Manipulation Manipulate multiple accounts at the same time Modify: Username Display Name Description Password Logon Script Profile Path Process uses find and replace methodology Specify text to find, replace, prepend, and append © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

7 Importing Import from CSV or ActivMan DAT files Import ActivMan encrypted files Use templates to import new users Customisable CSV options, i.e. column order Customise which users to import © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

8 Auto Importing Used for schools Removes the need to constantly manually add and delete user accounts when new people start and old people leave Automatically extract students and staff from MIS Automatically import users into Active Directory Specify which years (including staff) to extract Specify templates for each year (and staff) Disable/move/delete students and staff marked as left by MIS © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

9 Extracting From MIS Extract directly from MIS Import directly into Active Directory (or to file) Specify a template to use when importing new users Select which users to import Export users to CSV or ActivMan DAT file Import Admissions groups Currently only SIMS.NET is supported as MIS © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

10 ActivMan Components Main Application Required for AutoImport, Server Manager, and Server AutoImport Schedulable to synchronise Active Directory with MIS For use where Active Directory and MIS reside on the same network Client Schedulable to synchronise remote Active Directory with MIS Resides on MIS network and sends data to Server Server Runs as standalone application or service Resides on Active Directory network and receives data from client Server Manager Used to configure and manage the Server © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

11 Remote Scenario 1 Server resides on AD Server Client resides on MIS Server Client sends data through the Internet © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

12 Remote Scenario 2 Server resides on AD Server Client resides on middle PC Client sends data directly to AD Server More reliable & secure © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

13 Remote Scenario 3 No Server or Client AutoImport installed on middle PC More reliable & secure © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

14 Remote Scenario 4 Clients installed in all remote locations Server installed centrally Handle multiple client connections © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

15 Local Scenario No Server or Client AutoImport installed on any PC or server Most reliable & secure © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd OR

16 Compatibility All ActivMan Components: Any Windows based Operating System with.NET None of the components have to reside on the server as long as it can access it Manage Active Directories on: Windows Server 2000 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd

17 Conclusion DEMO available at Pricing: Main Application from £35pa AutoImport feature included in Main Application Client (including Main Application) from £50pa Server (including Main Application) from £75pa More information available on the website © Copyright 2008 ANB Software Ltd


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