Imanami, a firm specialising in identity management, has unveiled software designed to help smaller businesses simplify the management of information in Active Directory by delegating certain tasks.
Available immediately, WebDir SMB provides small firms with an enterprise-class tool to reduce administrative costs and increase the accuracy of the information stored within Active Directory, according to Imanami.
Microsoft's directory service is widely used in large organisations for managing system, user and application settings, assigning policies and deploying software, but keeping the information contained within the structure can be time consuming for companies that may not have a large dedicated IT staff.
WebDir SMB lets an administrator delegate the management of contact and group information to the members of the workgroup itself, freeing up resources and increasing productivity while keeping directory information as up to date as possible, according to the firm.
"Making sure that user and group information is accurate is even more important in a highly dynamic small business, especially one that is moving from manual to automated processes," said Edward Killeen, vice president of sales and marketing at Imanami.
"WebDir SMB gives small businesses directory and group management solutions with an affordable price point lacking in this segment."
WebDir SMB is licensed at $249 (£150) per 50 seats, and comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.
US space agency believes the crater could have preserved ancient organic molecules from the water that flowed there billions of years ago
Valve quietly closes down hardware initiatives launched following Windows 8
Scientists create a virtual reality simulation of a black hole sitting at the centre of the Milky Way
Simulations like this can help people understand complicated systems in the universe in a better way
The most luminous galaxy ever discovered is cannibalising at least three of its smaller neighbours, study finds
The galaxy radiates at 350 trillion times the luminosity of the Sun