ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Features

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Active Directory change audit and reporting software

4.26/5 (38 reviews)

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Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
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PCI Assessment
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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about ManageEngine ADAudit Plus's features:

Gerson M.

Real time audit for Windows AD

2018-02-14

A peace of mind knowing that suspicious activity will be reported in real time.

Pros

Something remarkable is that In real time we monitor changes in Windows advertising objects (users, groups, units, Group Policy objects, computers, schemes, DNS and systems) and receive email notifications from unauthorized network access or modification of events.

Cons

It takes some time to tune up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 51-200 employees)

Easy to use and effective

2019-04-07

Very positive, I'd like if the software could pull more info on user lockouts.

Pros

Has instant alerts for critical changes and AD restore.

Cons

You can't audit file shares from a DC which is a downside, I monitor a replicated DFS share but it won't show who make the changes on the non DC since that's the primary file server, just says system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon M.

A platform that will unlock every secret of your AD Domain, if you can find it.

2018-04-02

It is a cost effective tool for monitoring everything in your AD environment.

Pros

This software monitors every aspect of your AD environment, and can even monitor file shares, member, servers, and desktops as well.

Cons

There is a huge amount of data to sort through, and many reports to look through to find what you are looking for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dean R.

ADAuditPlus - block errors in user permissions

2021-05-18

Very useful product which integrates well with our systems and allows our L1 techs to keep a handle on user login issues on a daily basis without requiring any extra permissions in AD.

Pros

We use this to monitor changes to user accounts - we have some restricted groups for access to some systems, so if someone copies a user and the new user should not be in one of these groups, it blocks it and alerts us. Useful for tracking locked accounts as to where/why they are being locked.

Cons

Setup for some of the above can be quite complex and we can sometimes catch ourselves out if the rules are too strict. (Manually adding someone to a group and forgetting we restricted it for example).

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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faizhal k.

Ad Audit Plus is solution for all Audit activities for I.T Enviornment

2020-04-21

Few minutes job for taking any kind of audit reports

Pros

Different kinds of reports and customization of reports are available for all modules and the same can be saved in different formats

Cons

Combined with Asset management option could give more information for administrator to maintain and get more reports

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Logistics and Supply Chain company, 51-200 employees)

Very Informative Auditing Software

2018-12-05

Windows user auditing is a breeze with ADAudit.

Pros

Ease of use Easy to navigate interface Filters galore

Cons

No real cons to mention. Filters could be a bit much to an inexperienced user.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 5001-10000 employees)

You can get all kinds of reports with this product in the active directory environment.

2019-05-19

It has a particularly user-friendly interface and simple to use.

Pros

It has a particularly user-friendly interface and simple to use.

Cons

The quality of the support team is insufficient to solve problems of the product and quickly shut down calls.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Akshila E.

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

2021-10-19

Overall this is a really good solution for finding compliance and audit issues related to Active Directory. can

Pros

The most attractive thing about this tool is the reporting, the reports are very accurate and really understandable.

Cons

Still no any errors found about this tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Utilities company, 51-200 employees)

Always Registering and Alerting about Changes In AD

2019-01-09

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Arif E.

Just new to it, however it is designed effectively and one can understand it in short time.

2018-04-17

i was able to generate many reports like, Most access files, most modified files, Most access by process , Most access bu users, files accessed after the days mentioned one wanted and modified.

Pros

Creating alerts as per ones requirement is the best feature like ransomware, of this app, one can get information on any change that is made in files or folders. able to check the files that aren't used since long and many more beautiful features one can achieve if configure effectively based on ones company requirement.

Cons

Forums not available , could be it is new in the market. well hope down the line the user would increase and a forum will be created that would help to get the solution and troubleshoot when and then needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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ilhan K.

For AD auditing very useful

2019-04-12

Pros

It has a lot of reports already on it.

Cons

It isn't easy to take something from archived logs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 1001-5000 employees)

An effective solution for auditing AD and file server activities

2018-08-06

Pros

ADAudit Plus ensures computer security and compliance for us since we use Active Directory servers.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Very good for compliance

2019-06-18

We had many cases with different departments who remove files or folder, who made changes in excel file. The software always gives the right answer, never disappointed me. If you are looking for a file server audit, you should just buy it.

Pros

File server auditing is the best so far, very easy to use. UI is well designed.

Cons

AD audit tool can be improved as far as event log wise. you have to run the software as service, don't forget that, The pricing is a little bit higher.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 501-1000 employees)

Could be a great product

2017-10-10

Pros

It has a lot of features and can give a lot of auditing data. It's also fairly cheap and gives amazing reports.

Cons

Hard to setup Annual fees Requires a lot of resources to run (setup separate VM) Not great support

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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David G.

Incredibly powerful audit software

2019-05-20

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

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Edgar S.

Makes AD Troubleshooting Easy

2019-03-05

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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George H.

ADAudit Plus - Very helpful to track users and their roles

2019-10-25

AdAudit allow my to keep my server and user environment in top shape.

Pros

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.

Cons

I was an early adopter with ADAudit from ManageEngine. It was easy to install, but it didn't work 100%.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

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

2018-04-26

Found what i needed about an unauthorized access.

Pros

Easily keep track of your active directory.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Martin J.

Helps to track password issues

2018-03-05

Pros

You can track active directory lockouts and find details of the lockouts.

Cons

Can be a bit clunky when trying to find search. Would be easier if you could quickly search by user.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jayesh P.

ADAP

2020-10-13

Good.

Pros

Easy to add nodes as well as report generating. good GUI which make it much easier to access console and mange it.

Cons

Co-relation part of custom report generating is bit confusing for me but support team can help in same as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Fatih S.

All you need for MS active directory and file server auditing

2019-08-05

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

You can see what user doing very easily and you can export reports about that.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 1001-5000 employees)

AD Audit Plus - True Auditor

2021-08-10

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Could be better...

2018-10-05

It's decent, but I'm probably going to move to something that's a little more robust and easier to upgrade.

Pros

You can also setup alerting on specific events that makes it easy to see what's happening with your servers.

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).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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David S.

AD Audit reports at our finger tips!

2018-05-17

Pros

We are now able to access very granular reports on all aspects of Active Directory auditing.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Ryan S.

AD Audit is very affordable way to get insight into both AD activities and File server activities

2017-05-17

Pros

Affordable and easy to use.

Cons

Breaks often, you need to keep an eye on it that it does not stop running if your relying on the data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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