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    PDA and Active Directory

    Does anyone administer their Active Directory via their PDA? I am looking for something to do this, and the only options I am finding are hugely expensive or using RDP (which isn't ideal by any stretch).

    The piece of software I am trialing is by rovemobile.com but seems to cost $250 per server I wish to administrate... (And with 6 servers this is a fair amount of money!) The upside is that it doesn't just do AD, it does pretty much everything (file management, printers, backup exec, vmware etc...).

    So, whilst I could likely rustle something up in c#, I would prefer to use my time for other things.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: PDA and Active Directory

    What tasks do you want to perform?

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    Re: PDA and Active Directory

    Well, at a basic level password resets, user creation/deletion , enabling/disabling users, moving them, adding them to groups etc...

    If possible, managing printers and managing files too.

    Anything that saves me having to find a computer, log in, log in to the server via RDP and do the tasks - this can take 5 - 10 minutes sometimes.

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    Re: PDA and Active Directory

    Sure it must be possible to use some sort of web interface optimised for a hand held to do that?

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    Re: PDA and Active Directory

    Indeed it would, but I would need to know what that is... I'm trying to stay away from using an LDAP management package directly, as I don't want to implement something that would be overly complex for future tech's/my replacement in a few years to pick up...



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