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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

Analyzing health of a selected domain

You can view information on all domains or a selected domain. To view information on all domains, see Analyzing health of all domains.

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Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer.

Domain

Name of the selected domain.

Domain controllers

Number of domain controllers.

GC servers

Number of global catalog (GC) servers

RODC servers

Number of read-only domain controllers (RODCs)

Functional level

Functional level of the forest, domain, or site

PDC owner

Owner of the primary domain controller (PDC) Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) role

RID master

Owner of the relative identifier (RID) FSMO role

Infrastructure master

Owner of the infrastructure FSMO role

Operations master consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same operation masters

Functional level consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same functional level

The bottom pane changes depending on the tab you select. Table 42 lists the tabs and the information displayed.
Table 42. Domain tabs

Summary

Lists all the domain controllers in the selected domain, the domain and site in which the domain controller resides, and the number of alerts for each domain controller.

To filter the list of domain controllers, type in the Filter domain controllers box. The list filters as you type.

Replication Latency

Lists the replication latency times for a domain controller and its replication partners.

GC Replication Latency

Lists the replication latency times for the domain controller and servers hosting the global catalog.

Current Alerts

Displays the current alerts for the selected item in the tree. See Using the analyzer pages.

Analyzing health of all sites

You can view information on all sites or a selected site. To view information on a selected site, see Analyzing health of a selected site.

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Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer.

Forest

Name of the forest.

Domains

Number of domains.

Domain controllers

Number of domain controllers.

Sites

Number of sites.

Empty sites

Number of empty sites.

GC servers

Number of global catalog (GC) servers.

RODC servers

Number of read-only domain controllers (RODCs).

Application partitions

Number of application partitions.

Bridgehead servers

Number of bridgehead servers.

Functional level

Functional level of the site.

Domain naming master

Name of the domain controller with the domain naming master role.

Schema master

Name of the domain controller with the schema master role.

Operations master consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same operation masters.

Schema master consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same operation masters.

Functional level consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same functional level.

The Summary tab lists all the sites and indicates the number of critical alerts and warnings for each site. A vertical bar next to each site indicates its status. A red bar indicates the site has alerts.\
To filter the list of sites, type in the Filter sites box. The list filters as you type.
The Current Alerts tab lists the alerts for all the sites. See Using the analyzer pages.

Analyzing health of a selected site

You can view information on all sites or a selected site. To view information on all sites, see Analyzing health of all sites.

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Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer.

Group caching enabled

Indicates if group caching is enabled or disabled.

Intersite topology generation

Indicates if intersite topology generation is enabled or disabled.

Intrasite topology generation

Indicates if intrasite topology generation is enabled or disabled.

Intersite topology generator

Name of the intersite topology generator.

Table 45. Site tabs

Summary

Lists all the domain controllers in the selected domain and indicates if the domain controller is:

Site Links

Lists the site link name, the site to which the selected site is linked, the relative cost of using the link, as defined by the administrator.

The Schedule column indicates how the inter-site link is connected.

Permanent indicates the link is connected all of the time as a schedule is not assigned.
Scheduled indicates the link is connected occasionally on a schedule.
Disabled indicates the link is never connected. A schedule is assigned to the connection, but there is no scheduled time when the link is connected.

Current Alerts

Displays the current alerts for the selected item in the tree. See Using the analyzer pages.

Analyzing the health of a forest

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Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer.

Forest

Name of the forest.

Domains

Number of domains.

Domain controllers

Number of domain controllers.

Sites

Number of sites.

Empty sites

Number of empty sites.

GC servers

Number of global catalog (GC) servers.

RODC servers

Number of read-only domain controllers (RODCs).

Application partitions

Number of application partitions.

Bridgehead servers

Number of bridgehead servers.

Functional level

Functional level of the site.

Domain naming master

Name of the domain controller with the domain naming master role.

Schema master

Name of the domain controller with the schema master role.

Operations master consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same operation masters.

Schema master consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same operation masters.

Functional level consistent

Indicates if all the domain controllers report the same functional level.

The Summary tab lists all the monitored domains and indicates the number of critical alerts and warnings for each domain. A vertical bar next to each domain indicates its status. A red bar indicates the domain has alerts.
To filter the list of domains, type in the Filter domains box. The list filters as you type.
The Current Alerts tab lists the alerts for the forest. See Using the analyzer pages.
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