Active Directory


Managing Active Directory is a challenge that Network Administrators and IT personnel face on a daily basis. They spend most of their time tending to Active Directory object maintenance such as adding, deleting and changing users or group memberships as well as working with computer accounts, and more. Manually configuring users and security permissions is extremely time consuming, repetitive, and error prone, particularly in a large, complex Windows network environment.

AutoMate is an ideal tool that can aid Network Administrators and IT Technicians with their day-to-day activities by automating a variety of simple to elaborate Active Directory related tasks, such as bulk creation, management and deletion of user accounts and other Active Directory objects. Additionally, these activities can eliminate repetitive, mundane and time consuming procedures associated with Active Directory management. For instance, user provisioning and de-provisioning can be accomplished on day of hire or dismissal, eliminating potential security risks and increasing end-user productivity at time of hire.

Available Activities

The following table briefly describes the available activities for this action arranged in alphabetical order. Click the appropriate link for more details regarding each activity.


Active Directory - Create group

Creates a new Active Directory group in the specified parent container.

Active Directory - Create object

Creates an Active Directory object of the specified type and name (i.e. computer, organizational unit).

Active Directory - Create user

Creates a new user at the specified Active Directory location.

Active Directory - Delete object

Deletes an explicit Active Directory object (i.e. user, computer, printer, etc.) at the specified path.

Active Directory - Get group members

Retrieves all members of a specific Active Directory Group and populates a dataset with the results.

Active Directory - Get object dataset

Creates and populates a dataset that contains all the properties of the Active Directory object specified.

Active Directory - Get object path

Populates a variable with the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) path of the specified Active Directory object (i.e. user, computer, OU, etc.).

Active Directory - Get object property

Retrieves and populates an AutoMate variable with the value of the specified property of the requested Active Directory object at the provided path.

Active Directory - List object path

Retrieves a list of the paths for existing Active Directory objects at and below the specified path and populates a dataset with resulting values.

Active Directory - Modify group

Allows an administrator to rename or delete an existing Active Directory group, as well as add users to, or delete users from a specific Active Directory group.

Active Directory - Modify user

Enables, disables, deletes or renames an existing Active Directory user.  This action can also be used to change or reset the password of an Active Directory user.

Active Directory - Move object

Moves the specified Active Directory object to the selected parent container.

Active Directory - Rename object

Renames the Active Directory object at the specified path to the provided name.

Active Directory - Set object property

Sets the specified property of the selected Active Directory object to the desired value.