TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

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6,834 Customers Surveyed

43,594 Data Points Collected

1363 Published TechFacts

355 Published Charts

608 Published Case Studies

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Cloud Management Products Customer Research

Please rank the following Azure AD management tasks according to level of pain experienced:

5 - Most Painful 4 3 2 1 - Least Painful

Azure AD user and group management
Azure AD user back-up and recovery
Azure AD user activity auditing and analytics
Azure AD asset and user reporting
Connecting Azure AD to other user/identify management infrastructure
Consolidating, restructuring or otherwise migrating users to or between Azure AD tenants

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company


This case study of a medium enterprise health care company is based on a March 2014 survey of Active Administrator customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Purchased Active Administrator for the following reasons:
    • Needed to make Active Directory more secure
    • Needed a solution to easily back up and restore Active Directory objects
    • Needed to collect Active Directory events for internal auditing

Use Case

  • Has 250–999 users of Active Directory at their organization.
  • Uses Active Administrator monthly.


  • Finds the following Active Administrator features most useful:
    • Group Policy management
    • Security and auditing
  • Reduced workload and increased productivity by 10–29% with Active Administrator.

Quest Metalogix Customer Testimonial

Most beneficial feature to State & Local?

Migrating data and keep user working and at the end run differential to have the user switch on new environment, so impact is transparent on end user.

Senior IT Architect, State & Local Government

AA automates the heavy lifting by continuously collecting event data from every domain controller in our organization (in at least 50 different countries), allowing us to stay on top of AD without expending manual effort.

Network Administrator, S&P 500 Electronics Company

Canadian university migrates from GroupWise to Exchange with “easy to use” solution


This case study of a educational institution is based on a August 2013 survey of Quest Migration Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The migration tool was easy to use. Our experience was positive.”


  • Solved the following challenges by migrating with Quest Software:
    • Eliminated dependency on legacy platforms/servers
    • Preserved critical data with high fidelity
    • Met project timeline
    • Minimized impact to end users and IT help desk

Use Case

  • Migrated from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Exchange
  • Migrated < 500 mailboxes using Quest software.
  • The following professionals performed the mailbox migration with Quest software:
    • Partner, consultant or service provider
    • Internal IT staff


  • Experienced moderate impact with some unexpected issues on their users during the mailbox migration.
  • Satisfied with quality of data migrated
  • Purchased Quest software migration solutions because:
    • It ensured better fidelity of migrated data with minimal to no data loss
    • It was recommended by partner or consultant
  • Would recommend Quest software solutions for their next migration project due to the following:
    • Minimal impact on the users and help desk

Primary Reasons Customers Select MessageStats

What were your primary drivers for purchasing MessageStats?

Presssure from management to track user activity
Better visibility into your messaging environment
Accurately trying to predict capacity requirements
Preparing for an upcoming migration
Compliance requirements
Better understanding of device usage across the network
Determine Lync usage

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About Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Quest solutions for platform management let you simplify and automate a wide range of administrative functions for Active Directory®, Exchange, Lync®, SharePoint®, Office 365™ and more. Deliver the capabilities users need while freeing your staff to focus on innovation.

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