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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 Active Directory Recovery 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 Recovery.

Managing Active Directory backups

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Select Recovery | Object Recovery.

Domain

Select a single domain or all domains to help manage the list of backup files.

Refresh

Refresh the display.

Backup Now

Back up Active Directory. You also can schedule backups. See Setting recovery options.

Restore

Restore selected objects and attributes from a backup file. See Restoring from a backup.

Delete

Delete a selected backup file.

View Log

View the log for a selected backup file. You can filter the contents and clear the log.

Restoring from a backup

A wizard guides you through selecting objects and attributes to restore from a selected backup file. You also can set options for restoring a user password.

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Select Recovery | Object Recovery.
Table 93. Filter options

Only attributes that differ

Select to show only the attributes whose values are different in the backup file and Active Directory.

Only attributes that are the same

Select to show only the attributes whose values are the same in the backup file and Active Directory.

Show all attributes

Select to show all the attributes in the backup file and Active Directory.

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Click Refresh.
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Click Next.

Restore all attributes

By default, all attributes for the specified object are restored.

Restore only security attributes

Select to restore only security attributes.

Restore only these attributes

Select to restore only the attributes selected in the list.

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Click Next.

Only

By default, only the specified attributes for the selected object are restored.

And all objects it contains

Select to restore the specified attributes for objects contained by the selected object.

And all objects it contains of this type

Select to restore the specified attributes for objects of the selected type contained by the selected object. Select a type from the list.

Only recover deleted objects

Select to restore only objects that are in the backup file, but not the live database.

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Click Next.

Recover passwords from Active Directory

By default, passwords are restored. Password Recovery must be enabled when the backup occurs for passwords to be restored. See Setting recovery options.

Use this password for all undeleted user objects

Select to assign the same password to all undeleted user objects. Type a password in the Password and Confirm Password boxes.

Generate random passwords for undeleted user objects

Select to let Active Administrator® generate passwords.

Browse to create a text file in which to record the passwords that are generated.

You can change the minimum and maximum number of characters in the password. Each password has at least one lower-case character, one upper-case character, and one numeric character.

Force change password at next logon

Forces the user to change their password once they log on with the password you specified here (default).

NOTE: This check box is selected and disabled automatically if the Recover passwords from Active Directory check box is selected.
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Click Next.
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Click Finish.

Purging Active Directory backups

You can purge Active Directory® backups on demand or schedule a backup purge.

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Select Recovery | Purge Backups.

Purge Now

Purge backup files from the live audit database. See Purging Active Directory backups on demand.

Schedule

Schedule the purge process. See Scheduling an Active Directory backup purge.

Refresh

Refresh the display.

Export History

Export the backup purge history to a .csv file.

Clear History

Clear the backup purge history.

Tasks

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

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