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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

Scheduling an event log purge and archive

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

IMPORTANT: If you select Purge then Archive, the 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 during the purge, which occurred first.
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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click New.

Purge Only

Select to delete event entries and alert history items permanently from the live database based on the selected purge options.

Archive Only

Select to copy event entries and alert history items from the live database to the active archive database, and then delete the event entries and alert history from the live database.

Purge then Archive

Select to permanently delete event entries and alert history items from the live database based on the selected purge options, copy the event entries and alert history items from the live database to the active archive database and then delete the event entries and alert history items from the live database.

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To change the default schedule, click Update, set the schedule, and click OK.
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Managing the history log

You can refresh the event archive and purge history, export it, and/or clear it.

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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click History in the top pane.
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Select History | Export.
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Click Save.
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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click History in the top pane.
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Select History | Clear History.
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Click Yes.

Running database maintenance

Routinely run maintenance on the Active Administrator® database. Database Maintenance runs an SQL script that reorganizes and rebuilds indexes on the Active Administrator audit database. If an index is fragmented less than 30%, the process reorganizes the index; if an index is fragmented 30% or more, the process rebuilds the index.

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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click DB Maintenance.
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Click Run Now.
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Select Auditing & Alerting | Archiving & Purging.
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Click DB Maintenance.
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To change the schedule, click Update, set the occurrence of the database maintenance, and click OK.
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Click Save.

 

Group Policy

Quest® Active Administrator® provides unparalleled functionality in the area of Group Policy object management. Many familiar functions can be performed through the intuitive interface. Administrators can create, delete, and rename Group Policy objects, and add and remove links. Administrators also can copy a Group Policy object from one domain to another and explore the exact location on the network where the object is stored.

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