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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

Sending password notifications

You can preview a list of user accounts with passwords about to expire. You also can choose user accounts to receive notifications.

Click Security & Delegation | Password Policies.
Open the Preview tab.
Click Preview.
Click Yes to accept the confirmation message.

Checking delegation status

Active Templates can easily be broken by someone modifying the permissions of an object through the Microsoft® native tools. With Active Administrator®, you quickly can repair a broken Active Template or delete it from the object. For more information on Active Templates, see Managing Active Templates.

Click Security & Delegation | Delegation Status.
The Active Template Delegation Status page lists the current delegations and indicates how many are enforced and how many are broken.


Refresh all delegations.

Refresh Selected

Refresh all selected delegations.


Repair selected broken delegations.

Repair All

Repair all broken delegations.


Add a new delegation or copy a selected delegation to create a new delegation. See Adding a delegation.


Edit the selected delegation.


Remove a delegation.

Security Properties

View container or account properties.

Group by

Group the list of delegations by status, template name, or user.

Adding a delegation

A wizard guides you through selecting the users or groups and specifying how to delegate the selected Active Template. You also can add a delegation link in the Active Templates module.See Adding a delegation link.

Click Security & Delegation | Delegation Status | New | New Delegation.
Click Next.
Click Add.
Click Next.
NOTE: To reload the list of OUs, click Refresh. All selections are cleared and any newly added OUs appear in the list.
Click Next.
Click Next.
Click Finish.

Managing Active Templates

Active Templates in Active Administrator® allow administrators to quickly create and manage sets of permissions to apply to objects in Active Directory®. Any changes made to security using active templates can be repaired or removed. Custom templates can be made and standardized easily.

To check the status on any applied Active Templates, see Checking delegation status.

Click Security & Delegation | Active Templates.
Active Templates area lists the standard Active Templates, which are grouped into categories, and any custom Active Templates that you create.
Permissions area lists the permissions associated with the selected Active Template.
Delegation Links area lists the delegations associated with the selected Active Template.


Create a new Active Template. See Creating an Active Template.


Modify a selected Active Template.


Delete selected Active Templates.

Delegations | Add Delegation

Add a delegation to an Active Template. See Adding a delegation link.

Delegations | Edit Delegation

Edit a selected delegation.

Delegations | Copy Delegation

Copy a delegation to create a new delegation by making minimal changes.

Delegations | Remove Delegation

Remove a delegation.

Delegations | View Account Properties

View properties on the selected account.

Delegations | View Container Properties

View properties on the selected container.


Use categories to organize Active Templates. See Categorizing Active Templates.

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