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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

Auditing & Alerting

The Auditing & Alerting module helps you manage auditing and alerting needs. The audit agent collects and stores the events that you identify to the audit database. You can run reports on the collected information and send alert notifications to specified recipients. To manage the audit database, you can archive or purge selected data.

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Using the Auditing & Alerting landing page

The Auditing & Alerting landing page displays the active tiles for each feature in the section. The active tiles automatically update every 30 minutes, but you can use the icons to refresh the tiles at any time. You also can pause and resume the refresh of data. To customize the active tile refresh, see Setting general user options.

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Select Auditing & Alerting.

Managing audit reports

Reports provide a means to filter the data in the audit database. Active Administrator® has default reports that display under User Reports. You also can create reports. All reports are stored in the Active Administrator database and are available to all users.

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Select Auditing & Alerting | Audit Reports.
All Events (Last 24 Hours) is a snapshot of the audit database. The Applied Filters area displays the last 1000 events collected based on the applied filters and selected report.

Refresh All

Refresh the report list.

Refresh Selected

Refresh selected reports.

New

Create a new report. See Creating a new audit report.

Edit audit report

Edit the selected report.

Delete

Delete the selected report(s).

View

Generate a report to send as an email, to save to a file, or to open in a report editor. See Running an audit report.

Schedules

Schedule a report. See Scheduling audit reports.

Change ownership of scheduled reports. See Changing ownership of scheduled reports

More | Copy As

Copy an existing report to create a new report. See Creating a new audit report by copying a report.

Categories

Manage report categories. See Categorizing audit reports.

Tags

Manage audit tags. See Using tags to mark events.

Grouping

Group events to organize the display. See Grouping events.

Creating a new audit report

A wizard guides you through creating an audit report. You also can copy an existing report and make changes to create a new report. See Creating a new audit report by copying a report.

NOTE: If you want a report that identifies the user account that modified or deleted any audit reports, include the Active Administrator Audit Report Updated or Active Administrator Audit Report Deleted events.
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Select Auditing & Alerting | Audit Reports.
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Click New.
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On the Welcome page, click Next.
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Click Next.
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To display the report under Favorites, select the check box.
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To display the results in a table format, select Export View. Otherwise, leave the check box unselected to generate a formatted report.
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Click Next.
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Click Add Filter.
The Edit Report Filter page lists all the possible filters, but opens to the filter that you selected. You can continue to define the filter you selected and add additional filters.

Date/Time Range

By default, the Date/Time Span filter is set to 1 day. You can change this filter and add other filters by selecting a filter in the list. On each filter, all items are selected by default. You can choose to include or exclude selected items.

Acting Users

By default, all users are included in the report results. You can include or exclude selected users.

Events

By default, all events are included in the report results. You can include or exclude selected events.

Domain Controllers

By default, all servers are included in the report results. You can include or exclude selected servers.

Event Description Filters

You can filter the report results by text that displays either in the Action Text column of the Report Results Preview area or in the Event Details area.

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Click Add.
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Choose whether to filter the Action Text column or the Event Details area.
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Event Log ID’s

By default, all Event IDs are included in the report results. You can include or exclude specific Event IDs.

Affected Object Locations

By default, all Object Locations are included in the report results. You can include or exclude specific Object Locations.

Affected Object Types

By default, all Object Types are included in the report results. You can include or exclude specific Object Types.

Failure/Success

By default, all Event Types are included in the report results. You can include or exclude specific Event Types.

Event Tags

By default, all Tags are included in the report results. You can include or exclude specific Tags. See Using tags to mark events.

Comments Mask

You can filter the report results by text that displays in the Comments area of the Event Details. See Adding a comment to an event and Viewing event details.

Attributes

You can filter the report results by changes in their attributes. You can search for the value before the change or after the change.

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Click Add.
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Click Next.
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Click Finish.
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