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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 permissions for data collectors

For the Active Directory Health Analyzer to acquire the necessary data, certain permissions and access are required. To capture all data collectors accessible by the Active Directory Health Analyzer:

To see the specific requirements for each individual data collector, see the Alerts Appendix.

Setting data collectors

By default, all data collectors are enabled. You can customize the scope of data collection to suit your environment. You can:

You can save the data collector settings for a domain controller, domain, forest, or site as a template that can be applied to other domain controllers, domains, forests, or sites.

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Select Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Select the Monitored Domain Controllers tab.
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Select Settings | Domain Controllers, Domain, Forest, or Site.
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Select Data Collectors.
You can filter the list by typing in the Filter data collector box. The list filters as you type.

For the Domain FSMO role placement data collector, you must select at least one FSMO role validation option to enable the data collector.

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Click Yes to confirm.
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Optionally, click Save as Template to save all of the data collector settings and alert settings for this domain controller, domain, forest, or site as a template that can be applied to other Active Directory objects. For more information, see Active Directory Health Templates .

Adding performance counter data collectors

Performance counter data collectors collect data using the Windows Performance Counters. You can add customized performance counter data collectors.

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Select the Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Select the Monitored Domain Controllers tab.
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Select Settings | Domain Controllers.
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Select the Performance Counters option.
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Click Add.
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Click OK to populate the performance counter configuration information. For more information, see To configure a performance counter data collector.
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Optionally, enable the Add this new performance counter to all domain controllers option.
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Select a Data Type to be monitored by this performance counter.
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Select an Operator to be used to compare the data type to the threshold values to determine if an alert condition is true.

Warning Threshold

The value for which a warning alert is monitored.

For example, if file size is being monitored, the data type may be set to GB and this value could be set to 100 GB.

The length of time in seconds that the value must be above the Warning Threshold before an alert is triggered.

The length of time in seconds that the value must be below the Warning Threshold before an alert is cleared.

Error Threshold

The value for which an error alert is monitored.

For example, if file size is being monitored, the data type may be set to GB and this value could be set to 100 GB.

The length of time in seconds that the value must be above the Error Threshold before an alert is triggered.

The length of time in seconds that the value must be below the Error Threshold before an alert is cleared.

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Click OK to save the settings, update the listing of Performance Counter Data Collectors, and trigger the collection of data for this performance counter.

Adding Windows Services data collectors

Windows services data collectors monitor the status of Active Directory Windows services. You can add customized Windows services data collectors.

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Select the Active Directory Health | Agents.
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Select the Monitored Domain Controllers tab.
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Select Settings | Domain Controllers.
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Select the Windows Services option.
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Enter a Service name.
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Enter a Display name.
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Optionally, enable the Add this new Windows service data collector to all monitored domain controllers option.
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