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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

Adding a link

Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
Click Refresh, if necessary.

Managing GPOs by container

Active Administrator® includes the ability to view Group Policy objects (GPOs) by the containers to which they are linked, which allows administrators to quickly view and manage Group Policy objects for a specific container. After locating a desired container object, applied GPOs are displayed, and a Resultant Set of Policies calculation can be provided immediately.

Select Group Policy | GPO by Container.


Refresh the display.


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

Link Existing

Link an existing GPO to a container. See Linking Group Policy objects.

New OU

Create a new container. See Creating containers.


Block inheritance of GPOs from the parent. See Blocking inheritance.


Unblock inheritance of GPOs from the parent. See Blocking inheritance.


Delete a selected container.


Open the properties for the selected container.


Manage linked GPOs. See Managing linked GPOs.


Generate reports on selected containers. See Reporting on Group Policy objects.

Creating containers

Select Group Policy | GPO by Container.

Linking Group Policy objects

There are two methods to link Group Policy objects. You can create a new Group Policy object to link to a selected container, or you can link an existing Group Policy object to a selected container.

Select Group Policy | GPO by Container.
Right-click a container, and choose Create a GPO, and Link it here.
Select Group Policy | GPO by Container.
NOTE: If you do not see the domain you need, click Add Forest, type the forest name or browse to locate the name, select the account with access to the forest, and click OK.
Select a Group Policy object and click Add. Repeat for additional Group Policy objects.
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