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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

Copying Group Policy objects between domains

One of the truly unique features of Active Administrator® is the ability to copy Group Policy objects between domains.

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
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Select More | Copy GPOS to domain.
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Click Add Domain.
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Comparing Group Policy objects

You can compare selected Group Policy objects to determine the differences. You can see what settings were changed, removed, or added.

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
The Summary tab lists the source GPO and all the targets used in the comparison. Each target GPO is listed on a separate tab compared to the source GPO.
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Click Select Source GPO.
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Click Yes to acknowledge that all comparisons will be removed.
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Click Add Target GPO.
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Click Add.
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Click Remove Target GPO.

Next

Go to the next difference.

Previous

Go to the previous difference.

Show

Filter the display to show All, Differences only, Changes only, Added only, Removed only, or Similarities only.

Find

Type characters in the Find box and the cursor automatically goes to the first occurrence.

Next

Go to the next line.

Color Options

Change the colors on the display. Default colors are yellow for changed, green for added, and red for removed.

View Printable

View and print the comparison.

Save

Save the comparison as a compare file (*.compare).

Reporting on Group Policy objects

Active Administrator can generate reports for administrators that provide relevant and useful information about Group Policy objects. The reports are available in a wide variety of formats and can be exported to popular formats for portability.

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
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Select a Group Policy, click Reports, and choose a report from the list.

Selected GPO Settings

Shows the Unique ID, number of revisions, created date, modified date, status of computer and user settings, Group Policy filters and Group Policy links for the selected Group Policy object in the selected domain.

Domain GPO Summary

Shows the Unique ID, number of revisions, created date, modified date, status of computer and user settings, Group Policy filters and Group Policy links for all Group Policy objects in the selected domain.

Selected GPO Affected Registry Keys

Shows the registry keys affected by the selected Group Policy object in the selected domain.

Managing links

The Group Policy tree indicates which GPOs are linked and which are not. If the GPO is linked, the number of links displays next to the GPO.

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Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
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Use the Links menu to manage the Group Policy links.
Table 80. Links menu

Add Link

Add a link to the selected Group Policy. See Adding a link.

Remove Link

Remove selected Group Policy links.

Refresh Links

Refresh the Group Policy links.

Link Properties

Open the properties for the selected Group Policy link.

Change No Override

Toggle the value in the No Override column.

By default, Group Policy Objects at a lower level can override policy set at a higher level (No displays in the No Override column). To prevent other Group Policy Objects at a lower level from overriding the policy set in a Group Policy Object, change the No Override value to Yes.

Change Disabled

Toggle the value in the Disabled column.

By default, links are enabled (No displays in the Disabled column). If you want to disable the Group Policy Link from being applied to the selected container, change the Disabled value to Yes.

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