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Active Administrator

Simplify AD management with Active Directory management tools. Without effective Active Directory management tools, administrators will struggle to manage critical Microsoft AD environments efficiently. Doing more with less increases the likelihood of accidental changes to AD objects, configurations and Group Policy data that can raise your risk of errors and downtime. The need to enforce internal policies and address compliance regulations only adds to the challenge.

Active Administrator
Active Administrator is a complete and integrated Microsoft AD management software solution that helps you move faster and more nimbly than with native tools. With a single consolidated view into the management of your AD, you can address Active Directory administration gaps left by native tools and quickly meet auditing requirements and security needs. With integrated AD administration and seamless permissions management, you will maintain business continuity, increase IT efficiency and minimize security risks. 

Integrated administration

Proactively manage AD to better meet auditing requirements, tighten security, increase productivity and improve business continuity.

Streamlined security permissions

Quickly understand AD security then delegate control with customizable and reusable templates.

Keep authorizations in check

Eliminate over-privileged users by assessing, standardizing and applying security policies and permissions.


Achieved ROI in 6 – 12 months


Security & Auditing #1 feature

5 Star

Rating for “DELEGATION” feature


Intuitive reporting and alerting

Quickly monitor and report on changes by filtering event type, user and date, as well as user logon and lockout activity. Using report data, you can configure event alerts and automate alert-based actions, enabling you to quickly respond to – and correct – improper changes to AD.

Automated backup and recovery

With this Active Directory management tool, you can save time by scheduling automated backups. Then easily recover entire AD objects or just particular security settings or attributes; or quickly restore a GPO to a previous known state. The ability to granularly recover Active Directory and Group Policy ensures business continuity when unwanted changes or deletions occur.

Simplified Group Policy management

With advanced management capabilities, you can operate more efficiently. Copy, edit and test GPOs in a secure, offline environment. Comparison reports help you quickly understand GPO changes. Stay on top of GPO changes with automated checks and easily roll back a GPO to a previous known state.

AD health assessments

Monitor health and performance with assessment reports and dashboard views of AD configuration, replication and domain controllers to ensure availability of Active Directory. Easily add or remove domain controllers, switch to another domain controller, connect through remote desktop, and reboot domain controllers with the DC Management Module.


Active Administrator for AD Health

Provides troubleshooting and diagnostics tools that monitor AD performance and deliver real-time diagnostic data from a centralized AD health dashboard.

Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Active Administrator reduces permission-delegation frustrations. The legwork only has to be completed once; then it’s just point and click.

Security Manager Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Active Directory management tools, like Active Administrator, allow for easy checking and recovery of administrator actions. Group Policy changes can be evaluated and modeled without building a separate lab environment, and the IT department is made more nimble and proactive in its approach to Active Directory management.

Server Administrator Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company



1 GHz or higher


1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended

Hard disk space

100 MB

Operating system
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 Express
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2017
  • SQL Server 2019
  • SQL Server 2022

1 GHz


256 MB

Hard disk space

100 MB

Operating system
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022

See the Release Notes for the full list of system requirements.



Active Administrator

Simplified Active Directory management from a single console
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Support and services

Product Support

Self-service tools will help you to install, configure and troubleshoot your product.

Support Offerings

Find the right level of support to accommodate the unique needs of your organization.

Education Services

Training courses delivered through online web-based, on-site or virtual instructor-led.