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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

Installing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents into a pool

Install Active Directory Health Analyzer agents into a pool to balance the workload among the servers in the pool. As domain controllers are added, removed, stopped, or started, the servers automatically adjust the workload every 24 hours. You also can initiate a workload evaluation manually at any time.

When installing the agents into a pool of servers, you can choose to have the pool monitor domain controllers in selected sites or all domain controllers.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab, and click Add.
Open the Analyzer Agents tab, and click Install.
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Select Manage the Active Directory Health agent pool.
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Click Next.
NOTE: If you selected Managed Domain Controllers | Add, the first time you open this page, you see a warning that no Active Directory Health Analyzer agents are deployed. You can close the warning message.
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Use the Add, Edit, and Remove buttons to manage the list of servers in the pool.

Add

Add a server to the pool.

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Click Add.
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Repeat for each server you want to add to the pool.

Edit

Edit the selected server. You can change the sites for which the agent is available.

Remove

Remove the selected servers from the pool.

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Click Next.
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In the Domain box, type a domain, or browse to locate a domain.
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Click Find Domain Controllers.
To filter the list of domain controllers, start typing in the Filter Domain Controller box. The list filters as you type. You also can sort the list by clicking a column heading.
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Click Next.
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In the Run as box, type an account, or browse for an account.

If you cannot use an account with domain administrative privileges, choose an account that is a member of the Performance Log Users and Distributed COM Users groups in the monitored domain. You also must enable Remote Access for WMI on remotely monitored domain controllers. Some monitoring features will not be available.

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Click Next.
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To configure Windows® Firewall to allow the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent to communicate with the Active Administrator Data Service (ADS), select the check box.
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Click Next.
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On the Summary page, check the settings, and click Finish.
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Click Finish again to begin installation.
When installation is complete, the Monitors column indicates the agent is available for all domain controllers or indicates which site it is monitoring.
To view the domain controllers monitored by the agent pool, click Monitored Domain Controllers. The Monitored by column indicates which server in the agent pool is monitoring each domain controller. You also can click Properties for a selected domain controller. See Managing the Remediation Library.

Installing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents onto domain controllers

If a Active Directory Health Analyzer agent is installed directly onto a domain controller, the agent monitors only that domain controller.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab, and click Add.
Open the Analyzer Agents tab, and click Install.
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Select Install the Active Directory Health Analyzer agents directly onto domain controllers.
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Click Next.
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In the Domain box, type a domain, or browse to locate a domain.
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Click Find Domain Controllers.
To filter the list of domain controllers, start typing in the Filter Domain Controller box. The list filters as you type. You also can sort the list by clicking a column heading.
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Click Next.
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In the Run as box, type an account, or browse for an account.

If you cannot use an account with domain administrative privileges, choose an account that is a member of the Performance Log Users and Distributed COM Users groups in the monitored domain. You also must enable Remote Access for WMI on remotely monitored domain controllers. Some monitoring features will not be available.

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Click Next.
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To configure Windows® Firewall to allow the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent to communicate with the Active Administrator Data Service (ADS), select the check box.
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Click Next.
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On the Summary page, check the settings, and click Finish.
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Click Finish again to begin installation.
When installation is complete, the Monitors column indicates the agent is monitoring the domain controller on which it is installed.

Setting up automatic Active Directory Health Analyzer agent deployment

Automatic deployment of the Active Directory Health Analyzer is available only for domain controllers that were not discovered when you ran the wizard to install the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent. See Installing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents into a pool and Installing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents onto domain controllers. Once you run the wizard, any new domain controllers that are brought online can be deployed automatically into the agent pool or the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent can be installed automatically onto that domain controller. By default, only a list of the new domain controllers are sent to a specified email list.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Analyzer Agents tab.
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Select More | Automatic Agent Deployment.
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Open the General tab, if necessary.
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To set up automatic agent deployment, select Deploy agent or domain controller.
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To check for pending deployments, open the Pending Deployments tab. You can cancel a deployment or initiate the deployment immediately.

Using the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent configuration utility

While you can manage the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent within Active Administrator® (see Managing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents), there may be an occasion when you need to manage the agent outside of Active Administrator. A configuration utility for the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent and Active Administrator Data Service (ADS) server is available to help you diagnose issues. Once you install a Active Directory Health Analyzer agent, you can find the utility at C:\Windows\DAAgent\DAAgentConfig.exe.

Launch DAAgentConfig.exe, which is located at C:\Windows\DAAgent.
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