An alternative for budget-conscious administrators provides bulk management for the "big three" Active Directory object types


Javelina is proud to announce today the release of ADHQ Lite, the latest addition to our ADHQ family. Built on the same foundation as the Professional and Enterprise editions of the product, ADHQ Lite includes all of the tools needed to manage your Active Directory users, groups, and contacts, in bulk from a simple, familiar user-interface. Browse through Active Directory from the Home View to view and modify the properties of individual objects, or take advantage of a powerful attribute-level search and replace feature to easily identify and update values throughout your network. And of course, ADHQ Lite provides flexible task scheduling so you can run these tools as often as your heart desires.

The shining jewel of ADHQ Lite is its Collections view, a powerful interface designed specifically for creating and modifying dynamically-defined sets of Active Directory objects. Collections can be specified explicitly with a list of objects in an import file, or defined with a filter to ensure the set of objects is always up to date. Simply select one of dozens of built-in collections, and take immediate action on objects scattered throughout your directory. Ever wanted to send an email to everyone with outdated passwords? Open the "Users with Old Passwords" collection and select the "Send an Email" tool from the ribbon. A couple clicks to customize the message, and the job is done. Spending hours updating user accounts, group membership, and even outdated business contact records just became a relic of the past.

A benefit of being built on the same foundation as the rest of the ADHQ family is that ADHQ Lite inherits some great new features from ADHQ Professional and Enterprise editions. Included in this list is the ability to create and manage Exchange 2016 mailboxes, a new Undelete tool for restoring accidentally-deleted objects, and a set of features for managing hybrid Active Directory/Office 365 environments.

Our latest update features a new category of reports to help you identify common security holes


Today, Javelina is proud to announce the next version of ADsecurity, a specialized tool for documenting and repairing issues with your network security. ADsecurity 8 is absolutely loaded with new reports, containing over 5 times as many reports as previous versions of the program. New reports include the ability to report on Exchange 2016 mailbox permissions, and to locate specific permissions like Delete, Full Control, or Reset Password anywhere they appear across your network. Especially noteworthy are the reports in a new folder called Alerts, which have been purposefully crafted to help you identify areas of your network with common security flaws, like:

  • Non-default security rights. Objects with rights that do not come from object defaults in the schema or AdminSDHolder object.
  • High-risk Trustees. Trustees appearing on ACLs that grant rights to all or most objects in Active Directory (Everyone, Authenticated Users, etc)
  • Inheritance Issues. Objects with irregular inheritance settings on their ACLs.
  • Unusual Owners. Objects whose owner field is set to a non-administrator.
  • any many more...

Of course, we haven't created hundreds of new reports without also giving administrators a quick way to find the ones they need. In a big change from past versions, reports are now organized within subfolders, with related reports appearing together in the tree. Additionally, when selecting a folder from the report tree, you'll see a description of the folder on the right side of the screen, which describes the contents and purpose of the reports within the folder, as well as any prerequisites that must be met in order to successfully run the reports. Administrators can add their own notes to these pages too, giving them a convenient place to store usage reminders, or to share information with other ADsecurity users.

Find and close the holes in your network security with RMR for Active Directory!


What’s that, you say? Holes in my network security? It's true, even if you're paying big money for firewalls and other security tools, virtually everyone has security flaws in their Active Directory network. And not tiny flaws either, but real issues that have led to real security breaches in networks just like yours. But we have great news for you, because today we are announcing our latest product, RMR for Active Directory.

RMR is like a virus scanner for AD, designed to scan your entire network and expose security issues, mis-configurations, and hidden back doors. And, unlike most security tools, RMR helps you fix the problems it finds with automated one-click fixes and manual instructions for those who prefer a more human touch.

And here’s the best part: you can download RMR today, 100% free of charge. The product is in beta, so we’re able to release it with a fully-functional trial, as well as offer a screaming deal for when it’s officially released. Anyone that tries out RMR for Active Directory today, while it’s still in beta, and completes a short survey will receive a 50% discount off their purchase.

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!

Download ADxray Here!