Fielding a high volume of IT help desk calls about password resets is inefficient for the help desk staff and also for employees who are prevented from doing work while they wait on the IT department for help. In addition, these requests for password resets can come outside of normal business hours, placing additional burden on help desk resources.
Everything from email lists, SharePoint, file servers, 3rd party applications and custom in-house apps all depend on Active Directory groups to determine who gets access and what they can do. This centralized control streamlines the authorization process, but it also creates a bottleneck and stress on the IT team when all changes have to be performed by Active Directory administrators or help desk staff.
Group Management Server provides a simple web interface for business managers to manage their own AD groups – all actions are fully audited and controls can be added to ensure managers only have access to the groups that they need.