Active Roles is an administrative platform that facilitates administration and provisioning for Active Directory and Exchange. Active Roles enables the organization to develop a flexible administrative structure that suits their needs, while ensuring secure delegation of tasks, reduced workloads, and lower costs.
Active Roles increases the productivity of system administrators and help-desk operators by automating provisioning tasks on directory objects in compliance with corporate administrative policies in corporate Active Directory and Exchange environments. The policy enforcement featured in the product guarantees that every administrative action taken is consistent with corporate security standards, which is a top priority for most organizations.
The Active Roles User Guide is designed for individuals responsible for performing administrative tasks using the Active Roles console (MMC Interface). This document provides information about the Active Roles console user interface, and includes instructions to help delegated administrators and help-desk operators perform day-to-day administrative activities.
The Active Roles User Guide is supplemented with the Active Roles Administrator Guide that provides conceptual information about the product, and includes systematic instructions on how to deploy the Active Roles administrative structure.
The Active Roles console, also referred to as MMC Interface, is a comprehensive administrative tool for managing Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange. With the Active Roles console, you can easily find directory objects and perform administrative tasks.
To start the Active Roles console
NOTE: Normally, the Active Roles console automatically chooses the Administration Service and establishes a connection. If the console cannot connect to the Administration Service or you want to manually select the Administration Service, see “Connecting to the Administration Service” in the Active Roles Administrator Guide.
Active Roles Help explains concepts and includes instructions for performing tasks with the product.
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