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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

Setting recovery options

Administrators can select a domain that contains Windows Server® domain controllers and back up Active Directory® user and group objects in that domain. When a situation occurs that require a user or group object to be restored, administrators can select the object from a list and restore either the object with all the attributes it possessed when it was backed up, or only attributes the administrator selects. In the case of an organizational unit object, administrators have the option of either restoring all objects it contains or all objects it contains of a particular type.

By default, an Active Directory backup creates temporary files during processing and stores the backup files when the backup is complete under the folder C:\ActiveAdministrator\ADBackups\DOMAIN_domainname (where domainname is the fully qualified name of the domain being backed up). You can specify the folder where the temporary files are processed and where the backup files are stored.

IMPORTANT: Active Administrator® restores only selected user and group objects, and their attributes from the backup file. If you require a backup file that restores Active Directory® in its entirety, we recommend that you use an Active Directory disaster recovery product.
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Select Configuration | Recovery Settings.
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By default, backups occur twice a day at 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. To change the frequency, select to run the backup Every Day, Twice a Day, or Weekly in the Run backup box. To change the day of the week or time(s), select from the list.
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Select the Override the default temporary folder check box.
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Select the Override AD Backup share path check box.
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Click Save.

Adding a domain

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Select Configuration | Recovery Settings.
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Click Add Domain.
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In the Domain box, type a domain name, or browse to locate a domain.

Use automatically selected domain controller

By default, Active Administrator® uses a domain controller automatically selected by Active Directory®.

Use the domain controller specified here

Select to use a different domain controller, and then browse to locate a domain controller.

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Enabling or disabling password recovery

Active Administrator can restore passwords when you restore accounts that were deleted.

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Select Configuration | Recovery Settings.
The Password Recovery column indicates if password recovery is enabled or disabled.
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Click Yes in response to the displayed message.

Setting GPO history options

The Group Policy History service should be installed on only one computer. The service needs to be configured to run as a domain account that has enough privileges to read all of the Group Policy object (GPO) settings on the domain, as well as to write permissions to the Group Policy History Path.

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Select Configuration | GPO History Settings.
To add a domain to the list, click Add Domain, and select a domain.
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Click Save.
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