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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

Using the Group Policy landing page

The 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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Click Group Policy.

Managing Group Policy objects

The Group Policy Objects page displays all the group policies for a selected domain controller. You can create new Group Policy objects or edit existing Group Policy objects. You can view details about the Group Policy object, manage links, and generate reports.

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.

Refresh

Refresh the display.

Add

Create a new Group Policy object. See Creating a new Group Policy object.

Edit

Modify the selected Group Policy.

Properties

Open the properties for the selected Group Policy.

Delete

Delete a selected Group Policy.

More | Copy GPO

Copy a selected GPO. See Copying Group Policy objects.

More | Paste GPO

Paste a copied GPO. See Copying Group Policy objects.

More | Copy GPOs to Domain

Copy a selected GPO to a different domain. See Copying Group Policy objects between domains.

More | Add to Repository

Add the selected Group Policy to the repository. See Using the GPO repository.

More | Backup GPO

Back up the selected Group Policy. See Backing up Group Policy objects.

More | Rename GPO

Rename the selected Group Policy.

More | Compare

Compare two or more group policies to examine the differences. See Comparing Group Policy objects.

More | Explore

Locate a Group Policy object in Windows® Explorer.

Reports

Generate reports on selected group policies. See Reporting on Group Policy objects.

Links

Add, remove, and refresh Group Policy links. See Managing links.

Security Filters | Modify Security Filters

Modify the security for the selected Group Policy.

Security Filters | Account Properties

Modify the properties for the selected account in the Security Group Filters area.

Creating a new Group Policy object

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
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Click Add.
NOTE: By default, the Group Policy Management Editor opens when you click OK. If you choose to clear the check box, you can edit the Group Policy at a later time by clicking Edit.
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Click OK. The Group Policy Management Editor opens where you can add the Group Policy object settings.

Copying Group Policy objects

Instead of creating a new Group Policy object, you can copy an existing Group Policy object and then make modifications. To copy a Group Policy object to a different domain, see Copying Group Policy objects between domains.

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
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Select More | Paste GPO.
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Click Refresh, if necessary.
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