The Active Directory is an LDAP based directory service and is often called an address book for mail systems. For example, the contents of the Microsoft Exchange address book originate from the Active Directory. It therefore makes sense to attach proper and current data to the address and telephone information to the user objects. With this analysis you can check for which of your user objects the most important attributes are missing.
The configuration of the attributes to be checked can be done through the menu item Edit configuration. The attributes listed in the column “Required user attributes” are thereby defined in the analysis also obligatory fields. You can edit the lines or, after highlighting them with the left mouse button, delete them. By clicking on the disk symbol you can save the determined configuration as default values. By clicking the green Accept symbol the configuration is only retained until the closing of the application.
Screenshot of the configuration: AD-Inspector-Parameter
Through Active Directory Export you can export the data of your user objects very easily onto a table. Afterwards use the Excel mechanisms (such as sorting, filter, copy and paste etc.) to update the information and write them back into the Active Directory by using Active Directory Import.
So that all relevant information stays available within the Active Directory for the future, you can set up your own administration interfaces by using FirstWare Admin, and you issue your own rules. The Active Directory Administration will follow your rules and you do not have to collect all information manually. The combination with the Active Directory or an SQL database is used for the recording of information, such as the address details to your locations. With the creation of a new user object you can then select the location and the address information is automatically inserted.