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Active Administrator 8.5 - Installation Guide

Installation Considerations for Active Administrator System requirements Installing and configuring Active Administrator Appendix: Active Administrator Server Manager

Reviewing selections

The Summary page displays the choices that you made.

Click Finish.
The Finish box shows the progress of the installation. Upon completion, you can click View Full Log to examine details of the process.
The ServerInstallLog.log is located in the Quest\Active Administrator\Server\Logging folder.

Installing Active Administrator console

Install the Active Administrator® Console on any workstation that requires the use of Active Administrator.

On the Home page, click Install.
Click Install next to Active Administrator Console.
Click View License Agreement.
Click I accept these terms, and click OK.
Click Next.
To change the location of the program files, click Change, or click Next to accept the default installation directory
Click Install.
Click Finish.
NOTE: If you want to change the server, select Settings | Set Active Administrator Server.

Setting up the console

The Active Administrator® Console has a vast number of tasks that you can perform to manage Active Directory® and the servers in your system. To get started, there are a few necessary tasks to complete. Once you complete these setup tasks, you can start using the full capacity of Active Administrator.


Setting up auditing on domain controllers

To gather the proper information from the security event logs, the information must first be audited. You need to modify the Default Domain Controllers Policy to enable auditing.

NOTE: If you have not installed the Active Administrator® console, you also can use the Active Directory® Users and Computers MMC snap-in.
Select Group Policy | Group Policy Objects.
Select Default Domain Controllers Policy, and click Edit.
Expand Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies, and select Audit Policy.

[Success, Failure]






Close the Group Policy window.
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