XIA Automation - Active Directory Management Tool, User Accounts
XIA Automation automates many common network tasks such as:
Tasks can be driven by a CSV file allowing thousands of users to be created into both AD and Exchange in minutes. Tasks can also be delegated to non-administrator users and performed through an intuitive web interface.
How can XIA Automation help you?
XIA Automation saves you time and money by automating tasks that would take a lot longer to perform manually. A single CSV file can be used to create your entire AD structure, provision users, groups and directories into AD, and email accounts into Exchange. Routine tasks can be delegated to non-administrators keeping your time free.
Perfect for managing our 55 schools!
A very powerful tool, massively configurable. Also provides a web interface for a non-admin (ICT co-ordinator, Head of Department) to add users and change passwords, and then it emails me to tell me what has been done, when and by whom.
It may look a bit complex at first, but this is due to the power of the tool and with the superb support I received I was up and running in no time.
I love the fact you can use it to safely delegate a routine task like adding a user to the network to a non-administrator so keeping my time free to support other schools with more pressing issues. The ability to create a profile that creates your entire ad structure, add users, creates all directories (home folder, shared areas etc.) with appropriate permissions, adds e-mail accounts with the touch of a button makes things so streamlined!
XIA Automation was primarily purchased to reduce the workload of ICT Support staff by automating a number of frequently completed tasks.
In less than a year we estimate that the product has already paid for itself in terms of time saved. Not only has this product made the ICT Support department more efficient it has also improved communication between support staff and end users with its ability to automatically send emails at the completion of designated tasks. Such is the simplicity of the XIA Automation interface that we have now extended its use to teaching staff who are now able to use it to take direct control of the various groups of pupils they teach.
I have no hesitation in recommending this product as it represents excellent value for money and the product support is superb and they are always willing to consider any suggestions for additional features and functionality.
Curriculum Services Network Manager
St Thomas More Catholic School