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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

Reporting on Active Directory objects

There are four reports from which to choose. You can export any report to a PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, Excel, CSV, Text, or Image file.

Click Security & Delegation | Security.

Object Class Summary

Lists the number of objects in a particular class in the selected container and all subcontainers.

Groups with Temporary Members

Lists the groups with users who are assigned a Time-to-Live (TTL) value. The temporary members are listed with the assigned TTL value.

NOTE: The Forest functional level must be Windows Server® 2016 or Windows Server 2019, and the Privileged Access Management Feature must be enabled for the forest.

Delegated Permissions

Lists delegated permissions for the object and all child objects.

Active Templates Delegated Permissions

Lists the Active Template applied to the selected object.

Active Templates Delegated Permissions with Details

Lists the Active Templates, with permissions and accounts, applied to the selected object.

Monitoring user logon activity

To see user logon activity, you must set up workstation logon auditing and set the options for what type of activity to capture. See Setting up workstation logon auditing and Setting user log on activity.

Click Security & Delegation | User Logon Activity.


Refresh the display.

Logon Details

View details about a selected logon event.

Find User

Find a specific user.

Disable Account

Enable Account

Disable or enable a user account.

Enable Auto Updates

Disable Auto Updates

Disable or enable automatic updates to the display. If you disable auto updates, click Refresh to update the display.

Managing locked out accounts

For domains you choose to monitor, you can view, research, and resolve locked out accounts. You can view the reason that account is locked and locate the locked out account in Active Directory®. Based on your research, you can decide to unlock the account or disable it.

Click Security & Delegation | Locked Out Accounts.
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Unlock Account

Unlock selected accounts.

Disable Account

Disable or enable selected accounts.

A disabled account has a gray icon. An enabled account has a blue icon.

Find User

Locate a user account. See Searching Active Directory.

Locked Out Reason

Research why an account is locked before you decide to unlock it or disable it. See Resolving a locked out account.

Monitored Domains

Add domains to monitor for locked out accounts. See Adding domains to monitor.

Adding domains to monitor

You must add the domains you want to monitor for locked out accounts.

Click Security & Delegation | Locked Out Accounts.
Click Monitored Domains.
Click Add.
Click Close.
Click Refresh.
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