Active Roles 7.3.1 - User Guide

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Steps for deprovisioning a group

Steps for deprovisioning a group

To deprovision a group

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the group you want to deprovision.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the group, and then click Deprovision.
  3. Wait while Active Roles updates the group.

NOTE:

  • You can deprovision multiple groups at a time. Select two or more groups, right-click the selection, and then click Deprovision.
  • The Deprovision command is also available in the Active Roles Web Interface.
  • When you click the Deprovision command, the operation progress and results are displayed. When the operation is completed, Active Roles displays the operation summary, and allows you to examine operation results in detail.
  • On a deprovisioned group, you can use the Deprovisioning Results command to view a report that lists the actions taken during the deprovisioning operation. For each action, the report informs about success or failure of the action. In the event of a failure, the report provides a description of the error situation.
  • If a deprovisioned group needs to be restored (for example, if a group has been deprovisioned by mistake), the group can be reset to the state it was in before the deprovisioning occurred. This can be accomplished by using the Undo Deprovisioning command on the deprovisioned group.

Restoring deprovisioned groups

Restoring deprovisioned groups

Active Roles provides the ability to restore deprovisioned groups. The purpose of this operation, referred to as the Undo Deprovisioning operation, is to roll back the changes that were made to a group by the Deprovision operation. When a deprovisioned group needs to be restored (for example, if a group has been deprovisioned by mistake), the Undo Deprovisioning operation allows the group to be restored to the state it was in before the changes were made.

Steps for restoring a deprovisioned group

Steps for restoring a deprovisioned group

To restore a deprovisioned group

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the group you want to restore.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the group, and then click Undo Deprovisioning.
  3. Wait while Active Roles restores the group.
  4. When you click the Undo Deprovisioning command, the operation progress and results are displayed. When the operation is completed, Active Roles displays the operation summary, and allows you to examine the operation results in detail. You can view a report that lists the actions taken during the restore operation. For each action, the report informs about success or failure of the action. In the event of a failure, the report provides a description of the error situation.

Administering query-based distribution groups

Administering query-based distribution groups

Query-based distribution group is a type of distribution group introduced in Exchange Server. The difference from the usual distribution group is that members of a query-based group are not statically placed into it. Email is propagated among the members of the group, but only among those of them who is currently in the state to comply with the specified LDAP query of this distribution group.

You can create a query-based distribution group as follows: in the console tree, right-click the container where you want to add the group, select New | Query-based Distribution Group, and then follow the instructions in the wizard. The following figure shows the step of the wizard where you can set up a query.

Figure 17: Administering query-based distribution groups

On this page, you can choose between predefined filters and custom filter. If select Custom filter, click Customize to configure the filter. This displays the Custom Search window where you can specify your search criteria.

You can manage a query-based distribution group in much the same way as you do with regular distribution groups: right-click the group and then select a command on the shortcut menu.

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