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Friday, January 20, 2012

Solarwinds Introduces Free Tools For Use With Microsoft Active Directory

SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a set of three free tools designed to help manage routine tasks related to Microsoft Active Directory. These active directory tools will help IT professionals manage and remove inactive computers and users from Active Directory, and add users in bulk. The tools run on current Windows versions and are certified with Windows 7 through a relationship with Microsoft Corp.

“Our customers wanted tools that would help them manage their environment with Microsoft Active Directory and Windows 7,” said Josh Stephens, Head Geek and VP of technology. “We are pleased to be able to work with Microsoft to offer a suite of free tools that will help customers easily stay current with their environment, no matter the size.”

With the addition of these tools to the SolarWinds arsenal, the company now offers more than 25 free IT management tools made specifically to address the needs of today’s IT professional. The new tools include:

  • Inactive User Account Removal Tool – Enables users to scan Active Directory and optionally remove users who have not logged in for a certain amount of time.
  • Inactive Computer Account Removal Tool – Enables users to scan Active Directory and optionally remove computers that are over a certain number of days old.
  • User Import Tool – Saves time by giving you the ability to create users in bulk, using a CSV file. You can even specify the attributes.

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