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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 email addresses

You can manage the lists of email addresses used when sending most notifications in Active Administrator. The email addresses display as the default in the individual feature. Changes can be made to the lists within the individual feature, so click Refresh to load the current email address lists.

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Select Settings | Email Configuration.

AA Owners Address

See Managing the AA Owner email address.

The Active Administrator owner was identified in the AA Configuration Wizard.

Configuration

Service Monitoring Policy

Setting service monitoring policy

Assessment Report: Forest

Running an assessment report

Assessment Report: Replication Status

Running an assessment report

Configuration Report

Running a configuration report

Security & Delegation

Inactive Accounts

Managing inactive accounts

Password Reminder Settings

Sending password reminders

Account Expiration

Sending account expiration notifications

Active Templates

Setting Active Template options

Active Directory Health

Active Directory Health Agent Auto Deploy

Setting up automatic Active Directory Health Analyzer agent deployment

Active Directory Health Agent Daily Performance

Setting up performance monitoring

Active Directory Health Agent Notification Settings

Sending agent notifications

Azure AD Connect Notifications

Viewing Azure Active Directory Connect alerts

All Active Directory Health Notifications | notification name

Creating alert notifications

Certificates

Certificate Settings

Setting up certificate email notifications

Auditing & Alerting

Agent Auto Deploy Configuration

Automating audit agent deployment

Auditing and Alerting Alerts | alert name

Creating an alert

Add

Add email addresses.

Delete

Delete selected email addresses.

Save

Save the changes on the selected feature.

NOTE: There is only one email address for AA Owners Address so Save is the only option. You have options to apply the email address change to the other email lists. See Table 122.

Save All

Save all changes on all features.

Filter

Filter the list of Auditing and Alerting History Items to display specific history items.You can filter by date, date range, and event definition. See Scheduling a configuration report.

Refresh

Refresh the list of email addresses from the Active Administrator database.

Managing the AA Owner email address

The Active Administrator owner was identified in the AA Configuration Wizard. The address of the AA Owner also appears as the default in all email lists. When you change the email address of the AA Owner, you can choose how to apply the new email address in the other email lists. See Table 122.

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Select Settings | Email Configuration.
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Select AA Owners Address.
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Click Add.

Do not update other settings

Do not change the address of the AA Owner in the other email lists. Only the global AA Owner email is changed.

Overwrite old email with new one in all settings

In all email lists, change the email address of the AA Owner to the new email address.

Add new email in all settings

Keep the old email address of the AA Owner in all email lists and add the new email address.

Scheduling a configuration report

You can schedule the Configuration Report to run at a specified time, to deliver the report by email to specified recipients, and to save the configuration report to a file share.

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Select Settings | Schedule Configuration Report.
To change the default schedule, click Set schedule, set the schedule, and click OK.
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Checking status of the AFS server

To check the status of the Active Administrator® Foundation Server (AFS), you can view real-time events, system logs, or system errors. You can save system logs and errors to a file and clear selected logs to manage disk space utilization.

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Select Settings | AFS Server Status.

General

View real-time events.

The real-time event trace displays 500 events before the display rolls over. You can pause the event trace if you see an item you want to investigate.

To pause the event trace, click Pause Events. When you are done examining the list of events, click Resume Events.

System Logs

View system logs.

System Errors

View system errors.

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