ActiveRoles Server

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Simplify the security of your Active Directory

ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

Simplify the security and protection of your Active Directory in order to solve security issues and meet compliance requirements with the help of ActiveRoles Server. With automated tools to efficiently manage users and groups, as well as Active Directory delegation, ActiveRoles Server helps you to overcome Active Directory’s native limitations, enabling you to do your job faster. You can afford to meet your business requirements today and in the future thanks to ActiveRoles Server’s modular architecture.

With ActiveRoles Server, you can:

  • Eliminate unregulated access to resources while protecting critical Active Directory data
  • Automatically create user and group accounts for secure management in AD and AD-joined systems


Secure access —Enables you to control access through delegation using a least privilege model in order to protect Active Directory. You’ll be able to generate and strictly enforce access rules based on defined administrative policies and permissions, eliminating potential errors and inconsistencies common to native approaches to AD management. Not to mention you can establish an IT process based on your business requirements thanks to the tool’s robust approval procedures, to complement the automated management of directory data

Automate account creation —Automates a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Creating user and group accounts in AD
  • Creating mailboxes in Exchange
  • Managing groups
  • Assigning resource in Windows

Ensure an efficient and secure administrative process by automatically reassigning and removing user rights in AD and AD-joined systems (including user and group de-provisioning) with ActiveRoles Server. Update a user’s access rights when they need to be changed or removed automatically in AD, Exchange, SharePoint, OCS,

Lync and Windows, as well as any AD-joined systems, such as Unix, Linux and Mac OS X.

Day-to-day directory management —Simplifies management of:

  • Exchange recipients, including mailbox/OCS assignment, creation, movement, deletion, permissions and distribution list management
  • Groups
  • Computers, including shares, printers, local users and groups
  • Active Directory, including AD LDS

You can also improve day-to-day administration and help desk operations with the tool’s intuitive interfaces via both an MMC snap-in and a Web interface.

Manage groups and users in a hosted environment —Synchronize AD domain clients with a host AD domain in hosted environments. Active Roles enables user and group account management, while also synchronizing attributes and passwords, from the client domain to the hosted domain. Synchronize your on-premises AD accounts to Microsoft Office 365, Lync Online and SharePoint Online.

Consolidate management points through integration —Ensures easy integration with many Dell products, including Identity Manager, Privilege Password Manager, Desktop Virtualization, Authentication Services, Defender, Password Manager, Cloud Access Manager and ChangeAuditor, with the tool’s Extend All feature in order to simplify and consolidate management points. Active Roles also automates and extends the capabilities of PowerShell, ADSI, SPML and customizable Web interfaces. Active Roles comes with all the synchronization technology necessary to manage and secure.

  • Lync
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • AD LDS
  • Office 365
  • Azure AD
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • OLE DB (MS Access)
  • Flat file


Quest One ActiveRoles includes the following components:

  • Administration Service
  • Console (MMC Interface)
  • Web Interface
  • Collector
  • Report Pack
  • Add-in for Outlook

The tables below outline system requirements for installing and running each of these components.


Category: Computers

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