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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

Creating alert notifications

Select at least one Active Directory® object (forest, domain, domain controller, or site).
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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab, if necessary.
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Click Notifications.
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Click Add.
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Click Next.
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Click Next.
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Click Next.
To filter the list, start typing in the Filter by forest name box. The list filters as you type. You also can click the header to sort the list in ascending or descending order.

If you select a forest, you must select at least one forest alert. If you receive a warning, go back and select a forest alert.

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Click Next.
To filter the list, start typing in the Filter by domain name box. The list filters as you type. You also can click the header to sort the list in ascending or descending order.

If you select a domain, you must select at least one domain alert. If you receive a warning, go back and select a domain alert.

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Click Next.
To filter the list, start typing in the Filter by domain controller name box. The list filters as you type. You also can click the header to sort the list in ascending or descending order.
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Click Next.
To filter the list, start typing in the Filter by site name box. The list filters as you type. You also can click the header to sort the list in ascending or descending order.

If you select a site, you must select at least one site alert. If you receive a warning, go back and select a site alert.

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Click Next.
NOTE: To manage email address list, you can edit the notification (see Editing alert notifications) or select the notification under All DA Notifications in Active Administrator Email Configuration (see Managing email addresses).
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Click Next.
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Click Finish.

Editing alert notifications

You can edit the alert notification as your needs change. You also can disable the notification for a period of time, and then enable it again when you need it.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab, if necessary.
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Click Notifications.
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Removing alert notifications

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab, if necessary.
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Click Notifications.
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Click Yes.

Pushing alerts to System Center Operations Manager and SNMP managers

If you have a license for the Active Directory Health module, you can forward the Active Directory Health alerts generated by Active Directory Health Analyzer agents to Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and SNMP managers. These alerts will appear in the Quest Alert Events view, under the Quest Active Administrator folder in the Operations Manager Monitoring pane and in the SNMP Manager.

To configure the System Center Operations Manager Alert Notification and SNMP Alert Notification
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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Open the Monitored Domain Controllers tab.
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Click Notifications.
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Select System Center Operations Manager Alert Notification.
Select SNMP Alert Notification.
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Click Edit.
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