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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

Configuration

The Configuration section contains the setup that was defined during installation through the AA Configuration Wizard. You can make additional changes here or launch the AA Configuration Wizard from the Start menu. Also included are the options from the Settings menu and the AA Server Manager feature.

Topics:

Using the Configuration 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 Configuration.

Managing tasks

The Task tab lists the tasks performed in Active Administrator®. The indicator bar at the top of the list summarizes the number of tasks running, pending, completed, failed, canceled, and aborted. Various modules in Active Administrator display a subset of these tasks.

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Select Configuration | Tasks.
Table 111. Tasks tool bar

Refresh

Refresh the task list.

Properties

View status, details, and extended properties about a selected task. From the Task Details page, click Send to send the task in an email.

Cancel

Cancel the selected pending task(s).

Retry

Retry selected aborted, canceled, or failed tasks.

Send Email

Send the selected task(s) to specified recipients in an email.

Group by status

Group the tasks by the entries in the Status column. You also can sort the tasks by clicking on the column heading. Click Ungroup Tasks to return the display.

Clear

Clear all tasks, selected tasks, completed tasks, failed tasks, canceled tasks, or aborted tasks.

Defining role-based access

Set up permissions to restrict access to the various modules in Active Administrator®. Permissions are evaluated when a user starts Active Administrator. If the user does not have permission to an Active Administrator module, that module does not display. If the user does not have permission to any modules, Active Administrator Console shuts down. All modifications to the permissions are audited by the Active Administrator audit agent.

Refer to the following table to determine the access to give to users.

Full Control

Full access to all modules in Active Administrator. Clear the check box to configure individual roles.

Active Templates

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Delegation Status

Active Templates

Tasks

Search quick task

Alert Editor

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Alerts

Tasks

Search quick task

Alert Viewer

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Alerts (Read only)

Tasks

Search quick task

Audit Report Management

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Audit Reports

Archives

Tasks

Search quick task

Audit Report Viewer

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Audit Reports (Read only but can add tags and comments)

Archives (Read only but can add tags and comments)

Tasks

Search quick task

Azure Active Directory Management

Full access to the Azure Active Directory module.

Domain Controller Management

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

DC Status

Services

Performance

Event Logs

Tasks

Search quick task

Group Policy History

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Group Policy History

Task

Search quick task

Group Policy Object Management

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Group Policy Objects

GPO By Container

GPO Modeling

GPO Backup

Troubleshooting

Tasks

Search quick task

Group Policy Repository

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

GPO Repository

Tasks

Search quick task

Password Policy

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Password Policies

Tasks

Search quick task

Recovery

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Object Recovery

Tasks

Search quick task

Security

Dashboard

Search (Search and Edit)

User Logon Activity

Delegation Status

Tasks

All quick tasks items

Site Management

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Active Directory Sites

Replication Monitoring

Replication Analyzer

Tasks

Search quick task

Trusts Management

Dashboard

Search (Search only)

Active Directory Trusts

Tasks

Search quick task

DNS Management

Full access to the DNS module.

Certificate Management

Full access to the Certificate module.

Certificate Management Viewer

Read-only access to the Certificate module.

Active Directory Health Alert Viewer

Read-only access to Active Directory Health Analyzer alerts.

Active Directory Health Analyzer

Read-only access to the Active Directory Health Analyzer module.

Azure Active Directory Connect

Full access to Active Directory Health | Active Directory Connect.

Active Directory Health Agent Management

Access to Active Directory Health Analyzer | Agents to install, remove, edit, and start/stop/restart agents.

If disabled, user can view agent properties and workload details.

Active Directory Health Alert Management

Full access to Active Directory Health Analyzer | Agents | Alert Settings to edit settings for alerts.

If disabled, user can view, but not edit alert settings.

Active Directory Health Data Collector Management

Full access to Active Directory Health Analyzer | Agents | Data Collectors to edit settings for data collectors.

If disabled, user can view, but not edit data collector settings.

Active Directory Health Notification Management

Full access to managing Active Directory Health Analyzer notifications.

Active Directory Health Troubleshooter

Full access to Active Directory Health | Troubleshooter.

If disabled, user cannot run reports, execute jobs, delete reports and jobs results, clear history or replicate connections between domain controllers in replication view. User can open existing reports from history, view previous job results, and view generated replication views.

Active Directory Health Check Management

Full access to the Active Directory Health Check module.

Active Directory Health Check Viewer

Read-only access to the Active Directory Health Check module.

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Select Configuration | Role Based Access.
NOTE: To configure individual roles, you must clear the Full Control check box. To configure individual Active Directory Health Analyzer roles, you must select the Active Directory Health Analyzer check box.

Refresh

Refresh the list.

New

Click to add users and groups to the list. See Adding a new user or group to Active Administrator.

Save

Save any changes.

Delete

Click to remove selected users and groups from the list.

Select All Permissions

Select all modules for the selected user or group.

Clear All Permissions

Clear all modules for the selected user.

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