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Active Administrator 8.4 - Installation Guide

Installation Considerations for Active Administrator Installing and configuring Active Administrator

Creating a passphrase

A passphrase is used to control access to Active Administrator data. A passphrase is similar to a password in usage, but is generally longer for added security. Active Administrator content will be encrypted using the passphrase and requires the passphrase for decryption or for changing the passphrase.

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Select Change passphrase.

 

Setting the Active Administrator database

You can either create a new Active Administrator® database or use an existing database; however, you must ensure that an existing database has been upgraded to the latest version before proceeding.

 

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Select Create a new Active Administrator database.
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Click Next.
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Type the target SQL Server® instance or browse to select a server.
NOTE: If the Trust Server Certificate check box is not selected, Active Administrator will walk the validation chain until it finds a valid authority.
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Click Next.
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Click Next. See Setting the Active Administrator database.
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Select Use an existing Active Administrator database.
NOTE: If the Trust Server Certificate check box is not selected, Active Administrator will walk the validation chain until it finds a valid authority.
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Click Test Connection to validate the database.

Setting the Active Administrator archive database

Next, set the Active Administrator® archive database, which is used to store events. By default, events older than 60 days are archived. You can either create a new archive database or use an existing archive database.

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Select Create a new Active Administrator Archive database.
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Click Next.
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Type the target SQL Server® instance or browse to select a server.
NOTE: If the Trust Server Certificate check box is not selected, Active Administrator will walk the validation chain until it finds a valid authority.
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Click Next.
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Select Use an existing Active Administrator Archive database.
NOTE: If the Trust Server Certificate check box is not selected, Active Administrator will walk the validation chain until it finds a valid authority.
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Click Test Connection to validate the archive database.

Configuring purge and archive settings

NOTE: You can set more options to purge events, GPO history, and Active Directory® backups, and to archive events in the Active Administrator Console. See Archiving & purging audit events, Purging GPO history, and Purging Active Directory backups in the Quest® Active Administrator® User Guide.

Event Archiving

By default, events older than 60 days are archived to the Active Directory archive database. To keep all events in the Active Administrator database, clear the check box.

Group Policy History Purging

By default, the GPO History backups are purged after 90 days. To keep all GPO History backups, clear the check box.

Active Directory Backup Purging

By default, Active Directory backups are purged after 90 days. To keep all Active Directory backups, clear the check box.

Inactive User and Computer History Purging

By default, inactive user accounts and computer history are purged after 30 days. To keep all inactive accounts and computer history, clear the check box.

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