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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

Archiving & purging audit events

The audit database can become quite large over time. You should routinely purge and archive events to keep the audit database at a manageable size. If you choose to archive, the data is moved into the archive database.

Purged events are deleted from the live audit database. Archived events are first copied to the archive database and then deleted from the live audit database. You can select different events to purge or archive.

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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving and Purging.
To switch to the Archive and Purge History page, click History.
To switch back to the Scheduled Audit Event Archiving and Purging page, click Schedule.

Archive Now

Archive event entries and alert history items from the live audit database. See Archiving events on demand.

Purge Now

Purge event entries and alert history items from the live audit database. See Purging events on demand.

Refresh

Refresh the display.

Run

Immediately runs the purge and archive based on the properties for the selected schedule. See Scheduling an event log purge and archive. You can monitor the progress in the Tasks area.

Add

Add a new event log purge and archive schedule. See Scheduling an event log purge and archive.

Edit

Edit a selected event log purge and archive schedule. See Scheduling an event log purge and archive.

Delete

Delete selected event log purge and archive schedules.

History

Refresh the history log display, export the history log to a file, or clear the history log display. See Managing the history log.

Tasks

Refresh the task display, view task properties, send a task to email recipients, and group the task display by status. See Managing tasks.

DB Maintenance

Run database maintenance on the audit database. See Running database maintenance.

Archiving events on demand

Copies event entries and alert history items from the live audit database to the active archive database, and then deletes the event entries and alert history from the live audit database. To schedule the archive process, see Scheduling an event log purge and archive.

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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click Archive Now.
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Click Archive Now.

Purging events on demand

Deletes event entries and alert history items permanently from the live audit database based on the selected purge options. To schedule the purge process, see Scheduling an event log purge and archive.

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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click Purge Now.
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Click Purge Now.

Setting purge and archive options

To select specific events to purge or archive, click Purge Options or Archive Options. By default, the database shrinks after the database is purged or archived and the list of event definitions is not filtered. You can choose to include or exclude selected event definitions.

You can access the purge and archive options from the Purge Now, Archive Now, New, or Edit options on the tool bar.

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Click Purge Options or Archive Options depending on the type you selected.
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Filter box. Once you have selected events, you can choose to show All, Selected or Unselected. Active only if Include or Exclude the selected event definitions check boxes are selected.
IMPORTANT: Events selected in Purge Options are deleted first. If the same events are selected in Archive Options, those events are not archived because they were deleted in the purge.

Do not filter event definitions

By default, all events are purged or archived based on the selected date range.

Include the selected event definitions

Select to specify specific events to purge or archive based on the selected range. Events that are not selected are not purged or archived.

Exclude the selected event definitions

Select to specify specific events to exclude from the database purge or archive. Events that are not selected are purged or archived.

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