The next generation of ADtoolkit features big changes for multiple-user environments


Today, Javelina is announcing the next generation of ADtoolkit with the release of two new products: ADHQ 8 Professional and ADHQ 8 Enterprise. Built from the foundation introduced in ADtoolkit 7.0, these products continue Javelina's goal of simplifying Active Directory management for both single-user and multi-user environments. We've extended our Exchange support to Exchange 2016, and introduced new features to help users with hybrid Active Directory/Office 365 networks. Another big change is a huge, brand new set of reports including some long-requested new arrivals like "User Photos" and "Users with Blank Passwords".

The latest version of ADtoolkit improves daily management of Active Directory


Javelina Software today announced the release of the latest version of ADtoolkit, the company’s Active Directory management and reporting solution. Simplified Active Directory management comes in the form of three new additions: improved daily management of single Active Directory objects, dynamically defined collections of objects, and a new tool editor with advanced templates and auto-generation. From creating and provisioning a single user to moving an entire OU of objects from one location to another, ADtoolkit is now the all-inclusive Swiss army knife of Active Directory management. A weakness of previous versions of ADtoolkit was the lack of an easy way to view and modify the current state of selected objects. This required users to rely on other tools, impeding their daily workflow. ADtoolkit 7.0 addresses this oversight with the addition of Property tools, which display an object's attributes in a simple graphical interface.

Another area of ADtoolkit strengthened in the new version is the tool editor, which can be used to build customized tools from individual operations. For example, a custom tool for creating freshman user accounts could be designed to auto-generate the user’s full name, display name and logon names, add the user to the appropriate groups, provision their home directories and shares, create their mailbox, and setup their remote desktop settings. Once the tool is configured, adding a freshman account is as simple as typing in a first and last name and clicking the Run button.

Bulk management has also seen major improvement with the addition of collections, dynamic groups of AD objects defined by a list of locations and filters. Collections greatly simplify modifying groups of related objects. For example, to locate and disable all inactive users in AD, simply select the Inactive Users collection and click on the Disable tool. ADtoolkit dynamically locates all inactive users within the current domain and disables them.

Today we are releasing version 2.0 of ADxray, our premier tool for exploring the inner details of Active Directory.

And while this new version has a few nifty new features like Windows 7 compatibility and the ability to create AD objects of any type, that’s not what’s most exciting.  No, the most exciting part is that we’re lowering the price – by 100%!  Yes, that's right.  ADxray is now free!

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Javelina Software's latest release of ADtoolkit gives Active Directory administrators the ability to easily reset admin passwords on remote workstations and servers

(Edgewater, MD - 4.29.2009) Javelina Software, LLC, today announced the release of version 5.0 of ADtoolkit, a collection of strategic Active Directory (AD) management tools, designed to simplify the daily administration of AD. ADtoolkit v5.0 provides relief for Active Directory Administrators who face the daunting task of keeping administrator account passwords refreshed in a distributed network.

Administrator accounts, which exist on every Microsoft platform since the introduction of Windows NT, are arguably the largest security hole in an Active Directory based network. These privileged accounts provide unlimited access to their host machines and cracking just one of these passwords can often provide access to the entire network. Before ADtoolkit v5.0, administrators were forced to manually change administrator passwords on a regular basis, which is too time-consuming to be practical. And while some automated tools exist for this task, they can be prohibitively expensive.

Javelina Software credits the release of ADtoolkit V to their customers who actively provide feedback. “One of the hot buttons for all our customers is security, so we have added the ability to manage local admin passwords at a price that administrators can embrace in today’s economy,” says Dave Ritchie, President of Javelina Software.

This latest version of ADtoolkit addresses this issue with a new, easy-to-use tool, which can reset the administrator password on any and all local systems throughout your AD network. And, like all other ADtoolkit tools, this task can be scheduled to reoccur on a regular basis. With ADtoolkit V, you can take a thousand plus machines on your network, choose a password (or use random passwords), click a button, and the task is done. And, one of the largest security holes in your network has been plugged.

ADtoolkit V is full of new features, one of which is the added support for WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) for reporting on local machine information. With the addition of WMI, AD administrators can now access more information about the internal state of their computer systems, such as BIOS settings, processor info, and service pack IDs.