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Active Administrator 8.4 - User Guide

Active Administrator Overview Certificates Security & Delegation Azure Active Directory  Active Directory Health
Switching to Active Directory Health Using the Active Directory Health landing page Installing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents Using the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent configuration utility Excluding domain controllers Managing the Remediation Library Analyzing Active Directory health Analyzing Azure Active Directory Managing Active Directory Health Analyzer alerts Managing alert notifications Pushing alerts to System Center Operations Manager and SNMP managers Managing monitored domain controllers Managing data collectors Active Directory Health Templates Managing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents Using the Troubleshooter Recovering Active Directory Health data
Auditing & Alerting Group Policy Active Directory Recovery Active Directory Infrastructure DC Management DNS Management Configuration
Using the Configuration landing page Managing tasks Defining role-based access Setting email server options Configuring SCOM and SNMP Settings Configuring Azure Active Directory Setting notification options Setting Active Template options Setting agent installation options Setting recovery options Setting GPO history options Setting certificate configuration Setting service monitoring policy Managing archive databases Migrating data to another database Setting a preferred domain controller Setting up workstation logon auditing Managing configuration settings Setting user options Managing the Active Directory server
Diagnostic Console Alerts Appendix
Domain controller alerts
Active Directory Certificate Services service is not running Active Directory Domain Services is not running Active Directory Web Services service is not running Consecutive replication failures DC cache hits DC DIT disk space DC DIT log file disk space DC LDAP load DC LDAP response too slow DC Memory Usage DC properties dropped DC RID pool low DC SMB connections DC SYSVOL disk space DC time sync lost Detected NO_CLIENT_SITE record DFS Replication service not running DFS service is not running DFSR conflict area disk space DFSR conflict files generated DFSRS CPU load DFSR RDC not enabled DFSR sharing violation DFSR staged file age DFSR staging area disk space DFSR USN records accepted DFSRS unresponsive DFSRS virtual memory DFSRS working set DNS Client Service is not running Domain controller CPU load Domain controller page faults Domain controller unresponsive File Replication Service is not running File replication (NTFRS) staging space free in kilobytes GC response too slow Group policy object inconsistent Hard disk drive Intersite Messaging Service is not running Invalid primary DNS domain controller address Invalid secondary DNS domain controller address KDC service is not running LSASS CPU load LSASS virtual memory LSASS working set Missing SRV DNS record for either the primary or secondary DNS server NETLOGON not shared NetLogon service is not running Orphaned group policy objects exist Review the reported orphaned GPO folders in the local SYSVOL and remove any that are obsolete. Physical memory Power supply Primary DNS resolver is not responding Secondary DNS resolver is not responding Security Accounts Manager Service is not running SRV record is not registered in DNS SYSVOL not shared W32Time service is not running Workstation Service is not running
Domain alerts Site alerts Forest alerts Azure Active Directory Connect alerts
Event Definitions PowerShell cmdlets

Viewing Certificate Authority backups

The Certificate Authority servers are backed up ever 24 hours. You also can manually backup a server. See Managing Certificate Authority servers. Backup files are saved for 30 days. Use certutil.exe to restore the backup.

Select Certificate | Certificate Authority.
Open the Backups tab.

Using the Certificate Repository

The Certificate Repository provides a central location to store certificates. From the repository, you easily can install selected certificates on computers in your organization. In the repository, certificates (.CER files) and PFX (PKCS12) files (.PFX) are separated on different tabs.


Adding a certificate to the repository

You can add a certificate directly to the repository, or while you are viewing the certificates on a selected computer.

Select Certificate | Certificate Repository.
Open the Certificates tab for .CER files.
Open the PFX tab for .PFX files.
To add a .CER file, select Add Certificate | Add Certificate from File.
Click Open.
Select Add Certificate | Add Certificate from URL.
Select Certificate | Certificate Management.
Select a certificate, and click More | Add to Repository.

Viewing certificate details from the repository

While viewing the details of a certificate in the repository, you can install the certificate on a computer, export the certificate, and view the validation chain.

Select Certificates | Certificate Repository.
Open the Certificates tab for .CER files.
Open the PFX tab for .PFX files.
To install the certificate on a selected computer, click Install Certificate. A wizard guides you through installing the certificate.
To export the certificate, open the Details tab, and click Copy to File. A wizard guides you through exporting the certificate.
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