Release of DynamicGroup 5 – Faster processing of large AD groups
FirstAttribute has added an additional level of performance to DynamicGroup, the AD automation software valued by IT administrators.
In the major release DynamicGroup 5, the performance has been significantly increased for a more stable, resource-saving and faster processing of large AD groups. In addition, practical features have been added, such as a search function and advanced filter options.
Straight to the solution of FirstAttribute AG: Dynamic groups in Active Directory
What’s new in DynamicGroup 5
DynamicGroup 5 is available for download in March 2023. Included in the new version are:
- Better performance and faster processing when working with large dynamic groups
- New search function to quickly find AD groups
- Easy renaming of saved queries
- New helpful filter functions
- Technical optimizations that extend installation and configurability
A look at the main advantages
Faster processing of large AD groups
Through extensive optimizations, DynamicGroup processes AD groups even faster than before. Our tests show that in version 5 the actual speed increased by over 45% compared to the previous version 2020. Our test base was a total of 300,000 group memberships in over one hundred groups.
In parallel, we did some extensive comparisons between DynamicGroup 5 and PowerShell.
These revealed significant time savings when using DynamicGroup. Our software application works on average 25x faster than PowerShell and completes a large part of the tasks in a few seconds.
It also ensures that our customers don’t have to worry about writing complicated PS scripts and that this knowledge is not lost when there is a change in department.
Increased user friendliness
DynamicGroup 5 offers a new search field to quickly find AD groups. With the new search function, dynamic groups within a selected OU or a Saved Query are immediately filtered and displayed. All you need to do is enter a word fragment to get the right search results.
Saved queries can also be renamed and saved easily in the new update.
As new features the filter options have been extended. DynamicGroup 5 now offers a “never” filter that combines the possible values for “never” in AD (both “0” and “9223372036854775807”). This ensures that all users are displayed correctly.
Learn more about what’s new in the release article “Major Release DynamicGroup 5 – Fast Management of Large AD Groups” as well as on our DynamicGroup website.
Please feel free to test DynamicGroup in your environment for 30 days without obligation. For more complicated requirements, our team will be happy to advise you competently and individually.
About FirstAttribute AG
FirstAttribute is an independent cloud service and software company with a focus on Identity & Access Management (IAM) for AD and M365/Azure AD.
DynamicGroup has been a popular tool for AD administrators to manage group memberships in AD in a coordinated and secure way for many years. The application is used worldwide by companies in a wide range of industries. Continuous updates ensure that the application remains up to the growing demands in IT and does exactly what it promises.
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