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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

Managing inactive accounts

You can manage inactive users and computers by configuring tasks to run after a specified number of days. You also can send out an email notification to specified users.

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Select Security & Delegation | Inactive Accounts.

Run the current configuration to check for inactive users and computers. See Configuring inactive users and computers and Checking for inactive users and computers.

Save

Save changes to the current configuration.

Refresh

Refresh the display.

History Source

Select a source for the inactive account history.

Go

Go to the selected source for inactive account history.

Refresh History

Refresh the inactive account history.

Filter

Filter the list of inactive account history archives.

Clear Filter

Clear the filter and restore all archives to the list.

Report

Run an Inactive Accounts History Report. See Reporting on inactive accounts.

Configuring inactive users and computers

You can configure Active Administrator® to perform tasks based on how long a user account or computer has been inactive. Next, select the domains to monitor, configure organizational units or criteria to exclude areas from being monitored, and add email recipients to receive notifications of inactive accounts.

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Select Security & Delegation | Inactive Accounts.
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Select Users & Computers, if necessary.
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To create a report of inactive users, select Identify Inactive Users Only. You can select to exclude accounts with passwords set to never expire from the report. No other tasks are performed on the inactive accounts.
Select Perform the Following Actions to perform the selected tasks on the inactive accounts.

Leave User in Place

Select to leave the user account in its original location.

Move User to

By default, inactive user accounts are moved to the InactiveUsers OU, which is created at the root of the domain. To change the value, type in the box.

Purge stale users

By default, inactive accounts are purged after 30 days of inactivity. You can set up a schedule, send notifications, and prevent specific users from being deleted. See Purging stale accounts.

Disable User

By default, the user account is disabled. To leave the user account enabled, clear the check box.

Reset Password to a Random Password

By default, the user’s password is set to a random password. To leave the password as is, clear the check box.

Exclude accounts that have passwords set to not expire

By default, user accounts with passwords set to not expire are excluded from the selected tasks. To include those accounts in the selected tasks, clear the check box.

Execute this program or script

Select to run a program or script. Type a path or browse to locate the program or script to execute.

Script arguments (optional)

Type arguments, or browse to build arguments by selecting parameters from a list.

To insert a selected parameter from the list, double-click the parameter or click Insert. The parameter is inserted at the location of the cursor.
Type /dom:, double-click %DOMAIN%; or select %DOMAIN%, and click Insert. Repeat for additional parameters.
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Execute program or script in this folder (optional)

Browse to locate a working folder in which to execute the selected program or script. If you leave this box blank, the working folder is the System directory on the Active Administrator server.

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Select Identify Inactive Computers Only to include inactive computers on the preview report only. No other tasks are performed on the inactive account.
Select Perform the Following Actions to perform the selected tasks on the inactive account.

Move the Computer to

Purge stale computers

By default, inactive accounts are purged after 30 days of inactivity. You can set up a schedule, send notifications, and prevent specific computers from being deleted. See Purging stale accounts.

Disable Computer

By default, the computer account is disabled. To leave the computer account enabled, clear the check box.

Execute this program or script

Select to run a program or script. Type a path or browse to locate a program or script to execute.

Script arguments (optional)

Type arguments, or browse to build arguments by selecting parameters from a list.

To insert a selected parameter from the list, double-click the parameter or click Insert. The parameter is inserted at the location of the cursor.
Type /dom:, double-click %DOMAIN%; or select %DOMAIN%, and click Insert. Repeat for additional parameters.
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Execute program or script in this folder (optional)

Type a path or browse to locate a working folder in which to execute the selected program or script. If you leave this box blank, the working folder is the System directory on the Active Administrator server.

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Click Domains.
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Click Add, select a domain to monitor for inactive accounts, and click OK.
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Click Exclusions.
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Click Add.
NOTE: To reload the list of OUs, click Refresh. All selections are cleared and any newly added OUs appear in the list.
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Select Exclude Organizational Unit.
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Click Add.
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Select Exclude Users and Groups.
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Click Add.
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Select to either Start with or End with a condition (user and computer objects only).
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Click Notifications.
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Click Save.

Checking for inactive users and computers

You also can create a schedule to check for inactive users and computers. See Configuring inactive users and computers.

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Select Security & Delegation | Inactive Accounts.
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Click Run Now.
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Click Yes.

Viewing inactive users and computers history

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Select Security & Delegation | Inactive Accounts.
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Click History.
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From the History Source list, select the live database or an archive database.
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The Archives column lists all the past occurrences when the selected domain was checked for inactive users and computers.
To filter the list of archives, click Filter, enable the filter, select the date, and click Filter.
The Users area lists the inactive users discovered during the selected archive run.
The Computers area lists the inactive computers discovered during the selected archive run.
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