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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

Setting network settings

You can set the address and port number for the Active Administrator Data Service (ADS) server and the port number for the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent.

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Launch DAAgentConfig.exe, which is located at C:\Windows\DAAgent.
3
Click Yes to continue.
4
Click Yes to restart the agent.

Enable logging

In Active Administrator®, you can view recent log entries that are stored in memory. See Managing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents. If you require a log file for troubleshooting purposes, you can enable logging in the utility, which writes the log entries to a file.

Logging for the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent is disabled by default. Enable logging only if you need a log file for troubleshooting as the process may affect performance. The maximum size for the log file is 3000. If you increase the value, it may also affect performance. The log file is located at C:\Windows\DAAgent\DAAgent.log.

Launch DAAgentConfig.exe, which is located at C:\Windows\DAAgent.
To enable logging, click Enable, and click Yes to confirm.

Excluding domain controllers

You can exclude specified domain controllers when analyzing forests, domains, and sites, and from matching Active Directory Health Check tests. Excluded domain controllers will also be removed from the Agent Configuration wizard.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
2
Open the Analyzer Agents tab.
3
Select More | Excluded Domain Controllers.
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Click Add, and browse for the domain controllers to exclude.
2
Use Remove to remove selected domain controllers from the list.

Managing the Remediation Library

Remediations are actions that execute when an alert reaches its critical threshold. Several built-in remediation actions are included, but you also can create custom remediations, which can be a PowerShell® script, VBS script, batch file, or .cmd file. Once you have populated the library with the remediations you need, you attach the remediations to alerts. See Setting alerts.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
2
Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab, and click Remediations.

Reboot Computer

Reboots the specified computer

Restart Windows Service

Restarts the specified Windows service

Start Windows Service

Starts the specified Windows service

Stop Windows Service

Stops the specified Windows service

Stop Process

Stops the specified process.

Start Process

Starts the specified process.

Perform Active Directory Replications

Performs Active Directory replication for all servers in the forest.

Start Conflict and Deleted Folder Cleanup

Performs DFSR SYSVOL replicated folder conflict cleanup.

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