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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

Managing Certificate Authority

With the Certificate Authority feature, you can manage the Certificate Authority (CA) servers, the Active Directory Certificate Service (certsvc), and CA certificates within a selected forest. Quickly see the status of the certsvc, and associated Active Directory objects. Back up CA servers, view processing events, view certificate templates, and search for CA certificates and templates.

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Viewing a Certificate Authority summary

The Summary tab lists all the Certificate Authority servers found in the selected forest along with status of the Active Directory Certificate Service, and required Active Directory objects.

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Select Certificate | Certificate Authority.
Table 10. Summary tab

CA Servers

Lists the CA servers in the selected forest. Details include the FQDN of the CA server name, the CA type, time and date of the last backup, and the overall status.

The icons indicate the status of the Active Directory Certificate Service (certsvc) and required Active Directory objects (CA, AIA, CDP, KRA, and Enrollment).

Open the Servers tab for details. See Managing Certificate Authority servers.

NT Authentication Certificates

Certificate Authorities (CA)

Displays the path and lists the certificates, including the expiration date, and key usages. Click a certificate to view details and to install the certificate.

Enrollment Services

Displays the name, path, number of templates, and lists the certificates, including the expiration date, and key usages. Click a certificate to view details and to install the certificate.

Authority Information Access (AIA)

Displays the path and lists the certificates, including the expiration date, and key usages. Click a certificate to view details and to install the certificate.

CLR Distribution Point (CDP)

Displays the name and path of the CLR Distribution Points.

Recovery Agents (KRA)

Displays the name and path of the Key Recovery Agents.

Adding a forest

Active Administrator® manages all Certificate Authority (CA) certificates in a forest.

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Select Certificate | Certificate Authority.
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Click Add Forest.
NOTE: Once you add a forest, you can disable the forest to remove it temporarily from CA management. Click Edit forest and clear the check box. To remove the forest permanently, click Remove forest.
NOTE: The search caching feature must be enabled in Configuration | Certificate Authority.
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Searching Certificate Authority

The Active Administrator® Certificate Authority Search feature finds users and computers that have certificates issued by Active Directory® Certificate Authority and published into Active Directory. From the search results, you can view certificate details.

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Select Certificate | Certificate Authority.
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Open the Search tab.

User

Search for users who have certificates issued by Active Directory Certificate Authority.

Computer

Search for computers that have certificates issued by Active Directory Certificate Authority.

Templates

Search the Template field of certificates issued by Active Directory Certificate Authority for both users and computers.

Issuer

Search the Issuer field of certificates issued by Active Directory Certificate Authority for both users and computers.

Key Usage

Search the Key Usage field of certificates issued by Active Directory Certificate Authority for both users and computers.

Objects without certificates

Search for all users or computers that do not have certificates issued by Active Directory Certificate Authority.

NOTE: The search cache is not available when the Objects without certificates search type is selected. To configure the search cache, see Configuring certification authority.
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Select the domain to search. Searching All Domains is the default.
If you selected the Objects without certificates search type, select either users or computers to search.
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Click Search.
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Double-click a result to view the certificates. Select a certificate, and click View Certificate to see details and to install the certificate.
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