Welcome to ADsecurity 8!

Welcome to ADsecurity 8, your one-stop shop for identifying and repairing security flaws in your Active Directory network. With over 200 built-in reports, ADsecurity makes it easy to locate issues in your Active Directory ACLs, File ACLs, Exchange Mailbox ACLs, and Printer ACLs. Then, repair them with a few clicks using our powerful Search & Replace and Analyze & Clean tools.

Use the black navigation bar at the top of the page to access the following sections of the documentation:

Learn about the Security view of ADsecurity. This page describes the various report categories, and how to use the interface to create and run your own reports. This view also provides links to the Search & Replace and Analyze & Clean tools.

Scheduled Tasks
Learn about how to schedule reports and tools to run at a later time with ADsecurity. Whether you want to schedule a new report/tool execution, or reconfigure the settings for a previously scheduled one, this is the place to do it.

Learn about the many ways to customize the ADsecurity interface in the Options dialog.

The Frequently Asked Questions page contains common questions we receive from our customers about ADsecurity. Resisting the literal meaning of the acronym, we've chosen to also include the answers to these questions.

The Index page contains a list of every topic we cover in the documentation. Use the search field at the top of the page to narrow the list and quickly locate links to the topics you're interested in.

Or, if you're feeling particularly adventurous, just hop in to the program and click around. We've tried to keep everything as straightforward as possible, but if you run into any issues, we're only a couple clicks away.

Well, what are you waiting for? This user manual's not going to read itself... Come on, it's not thaaat boring!

File Menu

The File menu is located in the upper left corner of the program. The button may look different if you have another visual style enabled (via the Style menu in the upper right corner).

Opening the file menu will show the following menu items:

Menu Item Description
Help This submenu contains links to the Help Request form, the About dialog, and a link to this User Manual. Cool, huh?
Check for Updates Manually download updates for ADsecurity, or configure the settings for automatic updates.
Register View or modify your registration information.
Options Launches the Options dialog. A thorough description of the tabs in the Options dialog can be found here.
Exit Terminates the current session and closes ADsecurity.

Registration Dialog

Use this screen to register your software after receiving a permanent license, or to apply a new license with a different license count. If your current license is soon to expire, you will see a warning like the one shown in the screenshot above.

Help, my registration info won't work

Ensure you have entered your registration information exactly as it appears in the email you received. For non-expiring licenses, the expiration date must be set to all zeroes. Also, make sure you are running the major version of the product that corresponds with the license you have. Version 1.X.X.X licenses are not valid for Version 2.X.X.X. of the product, for example.

If you are still unable to input your new license information, please contact us and we'll help you get the issue resolved.

Check for Updates Dialog

If you have a valid (non-expired) license, you are eligible to receive any minor updates to the software free of charge. You can detect and install the latest updates by clicking the Check for Updates button in the File Menu.

The top of this dialog allows users to manually check for available ADsecurity updates. If an update is detected, a new button will appear allowing the user to install the update. The bottom half of the dialog is used to configure automatic updates. The following table has a description of the settings and how they will affect the program:

Setting Description
Download updates automatically Check this box to have ADsecurity detect and download available updates in the background. Updates will be installed the next time the program launches.
Note: We recommend keeping this box checked to ensure that you are always running the latest version.
Install updates automatically on startup Choose this option to have ADsecurity automatically install any previously downloaded update when the program is launched.
Prompt to install updates on startup Choose this option to have ADsecurity prompt the user before installing any updates. This gives the user the opportunity to postpone the update and temporarily continue using an old version of the software.