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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

Replicating Active Directory

The Replication View provides valuable information about the two domain controllers selected for data replication. The information consists of the immediate replication partners for the target server and the recommended replication path between the two servers. From the Replication View, you can also initiate an end-to-end data replication for these domain controllers.

Select Active Directory Health | Troubleshooter.
Open the Troubleshooting tab.
Click Browse to locate the source domain controller.
Click Browse to locate the target domain controller.
Expand Replication view, and select the replication.
The Replication view displays the source and target domain controllers, the shared naming contexts for the two servers, and the target’s immediate replication partners.
The Recommended Replication Path list displays the source and target servers for each naming context. Selecting/unselecting naming contexts show/hide pairs in the Recommended replication path list.
Last attempt: date and time when the last replication was attempted
Last result: results of the last replication process
Last success: date and time of the last successful replication
Consecutive failures: number of consecutive failures encountered during the last replication session
Current USN: current Update Sequence Number (USN)
The Unreplicated changes window displays the source and target servers, the selected naming context, unreplicated objects, and unreplicated attributes for the selected object.
To filter the list of unreplicated objects, start typing in the Filter objects box. The display updates as you type.
Click OK to return to the main display.

Recovering Active Directory Health data

In the event that you may need to recover the Active Directory Health module set up and data, we recommend that you follow these steps to collect the necessary information to restore the Active Directory Health module.


Preparing for data recovery

To prepare for the possibility of data recovery, record information about the Active Administrator® installation and back up the necessary folders and files.

All permissions on the ActiveAdministrator folder share
Contents of the ActiveAdministrator folder share

Restoring the Active Directory Health module and data

These steps assume that you are recovering both the Active Administrator® server and the Active Administrator databases. To make the recovery faster it is recommended, if possible, to use the same Active Administrator server name.

Option 1: Remove and install all Active Directory Health Analyzer agents using the Active Administrator Console. See Installing Active Directory Health Analyzer agents.
Option 2: Use the Active Directory Health Agent Configuration utility, which you can find at C:\Windows\DAAgent\DAAgentConfig.exe. See Using the Active Directory Health Analyzer agent configuration utility.
Click Set.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click Yes to restart the agent.


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