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Active Roles 7.3.3 - Web Interface User Guide

Getting Started Web Interface Basics Performing Management Tasks Using Approval Workflow

Managing computer resources

Managing computer resources

You can use the Web Interface to manage the following computer resources:

  • Services  Start or stop a service, view or modify properties of a service.
  • Network file shares  Create a file share, view or modify properties of a file share, stop sharing a folder.
  • Logical printers  Pause, resume or cancel printing, list documents being printed, view or modify properties of a printer.
  • Documents being printed (print jobs)  Pause, resume, cancel or restart printing of a document, view or modify properties of a document being printed.
  • Local groups  Create or delete a group, add or remove members from a group, rename a group, view or modify properties of a group. Unavailable on domain controllers.
  • Local users  Create or delete a local user account, set a password for a local user account, rename a local user account, view or modify properties of a local user account. Unavailable on domain controllers.
  • Devices  View or modify properties of a logical device, start or stop a logical device.

To manage computer resources

  1. In the Web Interface, locate the computer that hosts resources you want to manage. For instructions on how to locate objects in the Web Interface, see Locating directory objects earlier in this document.
  2. Select the computer in the list of objects, and then click Manage in the Command pane.
  3. In the list of resource types, click the type of resource you want to manage.
  4. In the list of objects that appears, select the resource you want to manage.
  5. Use commands in the Command pane to perform management tasks on the selected resource.

To manage print jobs

  1. Repeat Steps 1–2 of the previous procedure, to start managing computer resources.
  2. In the list of resource types, click Printers to view a list of printers found on the computer you selected.
  3. In the list of printers, select a printer whose print jobs you want to manage.
  4. In the Command pane, click Print Jobs to view a list of documents being printed.
  5. In the list of documents, select a document to pause, resume, restart, or cancel printing.
  6. Use commands in the Command pane to perform management tasks on the selected document.

Restoring deleted objects

Restoring deleted objects

The Web Interface can be used to restore deleted objects in any managed domain that is configured to enable Active Directory Recycle Bin—a feature of Active Directory Domain Services introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

To undo deletions, Active Roles relies on the ability of Active Directory Recycle Bin to preserve all attributes, including the link-valued attributes, of the deleted objects. This makes it possible to restore deleted objects to the same state they were in immediately before deletion. For example, restored user accounts regain all group memberships that they had at the time of deletion.

This section provides instructions on how to restore deleted objects by using the Web Interface. For more information, see the “Recycle Bin” chapter in the Active Roles Administration Guide.

Locating deleted objects

Locating deleted objects

If Active Directory Recycle Bin is enabled in a managed domain, the Web Interface provides access to the Deleted Objects container that holds the deleted objects from that domain. On the Tree tab in the Browse pane, the Deleted Objects container appears at the same level as the domain object, under the Active Directory node. If multiple managed domains have Active Directory Recycle Bin enabled, then a separate container is displayed for each domain. To tell one container from another, the name of the container includes the domain name (for example, MyDomain.MyCompany.com - Deleted Objects).

When you select the Deleted Objects container, the Web Interface lists all the deleted objects that exist in the corresponding domain. The list can be sorted or filtered as appropriate to locate particular objects (see Managing the list of objects earlier in this document). If you click an object in the list, a menu appears that displays all actions you can perform on that object.

Searching the Deleted Objects container

Searching the Deleted Objects container

To locate deleted objects, you can perform a search in the Deleted Objects container:

  1. On the Tree tab in the Browse pane, click the Deleted Objects container.
  2. In the Command pane, click Search under this container.
  3. Specify criteria for the deleted objects that you want to find:
    • To search by naming properties, type in the Search field on the Toolbar. The Web Interface will search for objects whose naming properties match what you typed. The naming properties include name, first name, last name, display name, and logon name.
    • To search by other properties, click the button on the right side of the Toolbar to expand the Toolbar, click Add criteria, choose the properties by which you want to search, click Add, and then configure the criteria as appropriate. The Web Interface will search for objects that match the criteria that you configured.
  4. Press Enter to start the search.
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