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Overview

ManageEngine ADManager Plus is a wholesome yet simple-to-use, web-based Active Directory management solution that makes day-to-day...

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is a change audit software that provides detailed reports for changes made in Windows Active Directory...

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  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
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  • Video tutorials
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  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
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Pricing

Starting from

595

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

595

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

54

5

4

3

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

4.3

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

I am now an avid fan and supporter of ManageEngine. ADManager Plus was the first tool I purchased from them, and I now have 4 other tools that are in use within my organization.
And there are frequent free online training sessions that improve our knowledge of the product's capabilities. Their tech support is very good to work with, very quick to respond.
Upgrades, ease of use, If you do have any issues this is the best software I have ever seen offering support. I would recommend to any company with an active directory environment.

Pros

The simplicity of this product is fantastic. Its on of the easiest and most simple piece of software to use with the most effective results.
Overall ManageEngine Audit Plus gives you a great AD Admin and Audit experience. I would love to recommend it.
Great experience, I will definitely recommend this product.

Cons

The only problem I can think of is getting an invoice from Manage Engine in the form needed by our finance department so we could pay the maintenance bill.
At times, searching can be somewhat cumbersome as the loading of information based on a search or report can lag.
No DirSync but was told it is coming. AD Delegation is a little clunky to figure out.

Cons

It fails more often than not and the upgrade instructions listed on ManageEngine's website has inaccurate data (lists the wrong batch files to use, etc).
Some of the upgrades are a bit of a pain due to services, and it's hard to install multiple products on the same server due to port usage and service installations.
The software's update procedure is error prone. It runs in Java and not all updates are succesful.
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Key features

  • Total features54
  • Access Certification
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Business Process Automation
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Deletion Management
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Financial Data Protection
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • ISO Compliance
  • IT Reporting
  • Issue Management
  • Least Privilege
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple Authentication Methods
  • Network Provisioning
  • Network Security
  • Online Time Tracking
  • PCI Assessment
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Remote Access Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Security Auditing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Access Request
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Server Monitoring
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • Time Tracking
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Provisioning
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Total features53
  • Access Certification
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Business Process Automation
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Deletion Management
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Financial Data Protection
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • ISO Compliance
  • IT Reporting
  • Issue Management
  • Least Privilege
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple Authentication Methods
  • Network Provisioning
  • Network Security
  • Online Time Tracking
  • PCI Assessment
  • Password Management
  • Patch Management
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Productivity Analysis
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Remote Access Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Security Auditing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Access Request
  • Sensitive Data Identification
  • Server Monitoring
  • Single Sign On
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Response
  • Time Tracking
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Provisioning
  • Workflow Configuration

Integrations

  • Total integrations11
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations2
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

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Zeynep K.

Broadcast Media, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Advance platform for GDPR compliance

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

ManageEngine ADManager Plus is one of the most comprehensive platform for GDPR compliance requirements.

Cons

Our experience so far with ManageEngine ADManager Plus is absolutely positive, no negative aspects to note here.

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Jesus A.

Accounting, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Reviewed 2 years ago

las ventajas que llegamos a provechar de ManageEngine ADManager Plus que es muy sencillo de usar y gestionar.

Pros

Nuestra empresa esta buscando un software que nos permita administrar lo referido al dominio, esta es fácil de usar con una interfaz muy amigable, y si fu posible llegar a nuestro objetivo con ManageEngine ADManager Plus.

Cons

Fue algo complicado llegar a nuestro objetivo que fue poder implementar ManageEngine ADManager Plus. al final con trabajo en equipo llegamos a sacar el mas provecho.

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Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ManageEngine ADManager Plus

AD Manage Plus - A new way to Manage your AD

Reviewed 3 years ago

When it comes to cost factor, this product is totally worth the money that you pay.

Pros

The most loved feature is you are able to make bulk modifications to the Active Directory using ManageEngine AD Manager Plus.

Cons

When it comes to cloud based architectures like Office 365, it is better if integration with Office 365 can be made easy.

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Pubudu R.

Used daily for 2+ years

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ManageEngine provides some great tools that are easy to use.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

All ManageEngine products are easy to use. Technical Support is great and provides solutions to problems on first call

Cons

There are no cons to any of the products I have evaluated. All of the tools are easy to use and affordable.

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joyce y.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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I have many experience in purchasing software, ManageEngine has the best ROI value

Reviewed 6 years ago

AD auditing is great

Pros

The application is easy to use. The chat function to get technical support is great. They constantly has new functions to provide to users.

Cons

The website interface ManageEngine AD360 can be more user friendly. Jumping from one module to another may not always works.

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Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Must Have Tool for Any AD Administrator in Any Organization

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am now an avid fan and supporter of ManageEngine. ADManager Plus was the first tool I purchased from them, and I now have 4 other tools that are in use within my organization. The support staff gets back to you quickly when you have questions and are very helpful, and the pricing is very reasonable for what is offered.

Pros

This has made complicated AD reports a thing of the past. Once I got the hang of creating automated reports, this quickly became my favorite AD tool. I also use it for user and group management, which is also much easier than doing from a Domain Controller.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve, and the little bit of documentation that there is leaves a lot to be desired. I often have to call support for more complicated inquiries.

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Michael S.

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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ManageEngine ADManager Plus

Great Active Directory Management Tool that is well regarded in the industry and incredibly simple!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

When we recently implemented Active Directory, we needed a management tool that would allow our System Admins to make changes for users and groups, but not have direct access to the Domain Controllers. Anyone I reached out to for recommendations referred me to ADManager Plus, and I am now one of the users who refers this solution as well. It was incredibly easy to implement, and is easy to learn...

Cons

My only negative is that it can sometimes take a while to get a hold of a support person when there is an issue. I have waited a couple of days in the past (mid-week, not over a weekend). It appears they have outsourced their support staff, which may contribute to the problem of having a wide window of coverage, but I expect better from a large company like Zoho who has such great products. On top of that, the information on the customer forums is not usually useful or correct - so I have avoided it entirely since a few botched attempts early on.

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Nicole W.

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MangeEngine to Manage Onboarding

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

Managing AD accounts has never been easier! Previously, I dealt with the hassle of using AD directly and juggling various scripts just to create new accounts in our system. The onboarding process was a tedious affair for years until we made the switch to ManageEngine. It's like a breath of fresh air – tasks are now smoother and much easier to handle. Highly recommended

Cons

The GUI could be more polished and I did run across the occasional error with web layout and timing out

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faizhal k.

Consumer Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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AD manager Plus is one of the best product to maintain your daily AD Tasks

Reviewed 4 years ago

This one product all administrators should have to make their daily ad task easy and save more time

Pros

complex reporting and task are made very easy with Ad manager plus and it is one of the product helping me a lot with daily tasks.

Cons

Regular updates should be provided to make it fully utilized and more reporting options should be provided

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Utilities, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easily Make Bulk Changes to AD

Reviewed 6 years ago

It does the job, but I have my doubts about the technical way in which it is implemented.

Pros

ADManager Plus enables us to make bulk changes to AD, create users using templates and delete users including all data. It has a lot of options to customize it to your needs.

Cons

Sometimes it does not show search results and needs a reboot, or a patch. Patching is not easy, it uses a Java based updater and a custom database.

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Government Relations, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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User reports

Reviewed 4 years ago

I use it for license checking and managing AD groups. There are an extremely high number of possible standard reports to make, I haven't yet found anything that I need and don't have.

Pros

As an application administrstor I use ADManager Plus mainly to make reports of users in different AD groups to check against licenses. Also to add or delete users from these groups. I can use it over more than one domain which I find extremeley helpful.

Cons

I have never had a problem using this software, I find it extremeley intuitive. Obviously I don't use it to its full extent, but this software fits my needs.

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Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

AD Audit Plus - True Auditor

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall ManageEngine Audit Plus gives you a great AD Admin and Audit experience. I would love to recommend it.

Pros

Simple reporting structure AD Audit Plus has is the coolest feature. You can dig deeper to any issue related to user accounts using this just with two three clicks.

Cons

If archiving option made simplified, it will be perfect. It gives a little hassle to retrieve log from the archive.

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Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Need to track your Active Directory? That's an option!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Found what i needed about an unauthorized access.

Pros

Easily keep track of your active directory. Centralize the discovery of events in your environment. Find who did what in a really fast time

Cons

Despite know the ADManager is for the present and ADAudit is for the past, i still think they could be a single tool, with licensing options to one or the other.

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George H.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ADAudit Plus - Very helpful to track users and their roles

Reviewed 5 years ago

AdAudit allow my to keep my server and user environment in top shape. When I check on a monthly basis, my user accounts and server and up to date.

Pros

With AdAudit, I was able to keep track of users access and what they were doing. With this information, I can keep users account clean and server access within compliance. The application was easy to setup, but need assistance from support to fully configure. Support is very helpful!

Cons

I was an early adopter with ADAudit from ManageEngine. It was easy to install, but it didn't work 100%. I needed to call support to get the last 10% working. It wasn't something I can do as they would remote to our environement and go into command line run various commands and scripts.

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Ishan P.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Best Product to Audit your Active Directory

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

I mostly like AD Audit Plus because of its User-Friendly dashboard.

Cons

I think Prices are bit higher. That is the thing I like least.

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Utilities, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Always Registering and Alerting about Changes In AD

Reviewed 6 years ago

ADAudit Plus has helped us to fulfill a requirement: monitor our AD for changes with respect to security settings.

Pros

The software is always active, registering changes in Active Directory and can alert you about them. For instance, we get notifications when an account is added, changed or has gained privileged access. This makes it easier to be 'on top' of security events.

Cons

The software's update procedure is error prone. It runs in Java and not all updates are succesful.

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Banking, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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"ADAP: La elección perfecta para la auditoría y monitoreo de actividades en la auditoria y monitoreo

Reviewed a year ago

Mi experiencia general con ADAudit Plus ha sido sumamente positiva. Esta solución ha demostrado ser confiable y eficiente para monitorear y auditar las actividades de nuestra red. Las funciones impactantes y la facilidad de uso del producto nos han sorprendido gratamente. Además, la integración con nuestro sistema existente ha sido muy sencilla. Estamos muy satisfechos con ADAudit Plus y lo recomendaría a cualquier organización que busque una solución completa y confiable para el monitoreo de auditorías.

Pros

ADAudit Plus ha sido una solución increíble para nuestra organización. Sus funciones impactantes nos han permitido tener un control total sobre las actividades de auditoría en nuestra red. Además, es extremadamente fácil de utilizar, incluso para aquellos sin experiencia técnica. Nos ha impresionado lo sencilla que ha sido la integración con nuestro sistema existente. ¡Recomendaría ADAudit Plus a cualquier empresa que busque una solución completa y de fácil implementación para el monitoreo de auditorías!

Cons

Lamentablemente, una de las aspectos negativos que encontré con ADAudit Plus fue la falta de personalización en ciertas funciones. Me hubiera gustado tener más opciones para adaptar algunas características a nuestras necesidades específicas. Aunque en general, ADAudit Plus es una solución sólida, este aspecto podría ser mejorado en futuras actualizaciones para brindar una experiencia aún más personalizada

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David S.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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AD Audit reports at our finger tips!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

We are now able to access very granular reports on all aspects of Active Directory auditing. Prior methodology, before AD Audit Plus was very laborious.

Cons

We would like to have application high-availability where the AD Audit Plus service fails on a primary server, then the service automatically starts on a standby server.

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Fatih S.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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All you need for MS active directory and file server auditing

Reviewed 5 years ago

If you have a large scale active directory environment you can not see what is going in it. You must use a auditor software and AD audit plus is perfect match for that need.

Pros

AD audit most useful software for large active directory environment. You can see what user doing very easily and you can export reports about that. Also if you add your fileserver, it will be act a perfect file server auditor.

Cons

Actually there is no negative things but if it has a step to step initial configuration wizard will be good.

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Edgar S.

Financial Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Makes AD Troubleshooting Easy

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall i enjoy the product and would recommend this for reporting and troubleshooting AD issues.

Pros

I like all the functionalities that ADAudit Plus provides, it has plenty of features that i have yet to play around with. This product makes trouble shooting easier and root cause analysis a breeze.

Cons

Although AD audit has a bunch of features, the UI is a bit cluttered and intimidating if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Once you know where things are, everything becomes easier.

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Louwrens N.

Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ADAudit Plus is essential for any IT department

Reviewed a year ago

ADAudit Plus reduced the time our service desk and IT teams took to troubleshoot and diagnose AD issues.The accountability and compliance in the organization also increased as we are now monitoring changes to Active Directory and its core components.

Pros

ADAudit Plus enables us to monitor, report, and track multiple AD changes and events. This is immensely valuable when it comes to user support but also with compliance and maturity of a IT organization. You can monitor changes to critical AD infrastructure and this helps drive accountability.

Cons

The overall usage and functionality of ADAudit Plus is very good, there is nothing that stands out as something we did not dislike. We can do a bit of nit-picking and say we do not like the interface, or some of the reports are not something we use in our region. However overall, the software is awesome.

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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Could be better...

Reviewed 6 years ago

It was something that I inherited when I started with my current company. It's decent, but I'm probably going to move to something that's a little more robust and easier to upgrade.

Pros

I like the amount of data that ADAudit Plus can gather. It can pull your file server auditing, your domain controller auditing, and a whole host of other things. You can also setup alerting on specific events that makes it easy to see what's happening with your servers.

Cons

The upgrade process is the worst thing I've ever seen in a software product. You have to put your build number into the support website, download a major upgrade, install that, and then download a service pack, and install that. It doesn't sound so bad, but the upgrade process itself is dependent on this antiquated process that uses a batch file and a Java utility. It fails more often than not and the upgrade instructions listed on ManageEngine's website has inaccurate data (lists the wrong batch files to use, etc).

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Law Practice, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gone are the days of endless lockouts.

Reviewed 5 years ago

We use this for tracking bad password attempts and keeping logs of group changes.

Pros

I like how clear and easy to use the UI is, my biggest qualm with active directory is it seems like most of the fields are intersparsed in random places and it doesn't always give you a full picture of whats going on. With AD audit plus you are able to get clear concise information.

Cons

Sometimes the web UI glitches out, but this may be due to our implementation and not necessarily the software.

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Oil & Energy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

An effective solution for auditing AD and file server activities

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

ADAudit Plus ensures computer security and compliance for us since we use Active Directory servers. It provides us with an audit trail detailing any changes made by our technicians to the configuration or content of the server so we can stay secure and detect any malicious behavior. It also helps us to know what steps to take in the event that some changes bring about a negative effect.

Cons

There’s so much information that gets created as a result of the auditing function and sometimes finding the right and accurate report requires going through quite a bit of data to get the exact one you’re looking for. But no tool is really perfect, and this one has some good things to offer.

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David G.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Incredibly powerful audit software

Reviewed 5 years ago

The ADAudit support team were really good with helping my team get the product set up in the first place, making sure that everything that needed to be seen could be seen. From a user perspective I am very happy and believe I will be able to make lots of improvements based on audit results, and the HR team are happy that they can audit what they need to see too.

Pros

As a Head of Department I wasn't involved in the setting up of the software, so the first I saw it in anger was when I first logged on. It is really intuitive and there are tons of reports already set up - this meant that I found a potential error in our network permissions setup within minutes of logging on, which once resolved I think will improve performance enough for our users that the time saved will pay for ADAudit Plus within weeks. Amazed!

Cons

Nothing so far, although the breadth and depth of reports available is pretty daunting at first.

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Racey C.

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Does the job, decent technical support if needed

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

ADAudit Plus actually does a lot more than just audit AD. In an environment where you have multiple technicians making changes to AD, it's helpful to have an audit trail for both security reasons, as well as troubleshooting when a change is made that produces an unexpected or undesirable affect. With the audit trail it's easy to see what the most recent changes were so they can be rolled back if necessary. This product will actually do some auditing of your file servers as well, which we found fairly helpful. When a file gets deleted, it's never a problem to restore it, but it's helpful to be able to see who deleted the file so you can either identify malicious activity or advise a user of what's happening in case they're not aware that they're removing needed information.

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