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Active Administrator 8.5 - User Guide

Active Administrator Overview Certificates Security & Delegation  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 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 DFSR RDC not enabled DFSR sharing violation DFSR staged file age DFSR staging area disk space DFSR USN records accepted DFSRS CPU load 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 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

Security & Delegation

Manage Active Directory® security and delegation. Create Active Templates to apply permissions easily to users, groups, and organizational units. Manage dormant user and computer accounts. Set up reminders to send when passwords are about to expire and notifications to send when accounts are set to expire.


Using the Security & Delegation landing page

The landing page displays the active tiles for each feature in the module. 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.

Click Security & Delegation.

Managing security

The main permissions display in Active Administrator® provides extended information in addition to the general rights that are visible in the built-in tools. You also can enable/disable accounts and reset passwords.


Managing Active Directory objects

The Active Directory® containers and objects are listed in a tree in the left pane. You can drill down in the tree and view details in the top right pane.

Click Security & Delegation | Security.


Refresh the display.

Refresh Container

Refresh the selected container.


Edit the properties of the selected container.


View and report on all users, groups, organization units, or computers. See Viewing Active Directory objects by type and Reporting on Active Directory objects by type.


Add a new computer, contact, group, organizational unit, printer, shared folder, or user.


Delete the selected objects.


Manage native permissions. See Viewing native permissions.


Manage Active Template delegations. See Viewing Active Template delegations.

More | Rename

Rename the selected object.

More | Add to Group

Add selected accounts to a group. See Managing group memberships.

More | Unlock

Unlock the selected accounts. See Resetting passwords.

More | Reset Password

Reset the password on the selected account. See Resetting passwords.

More | Reset Computer

Reset the password on selected computers. See Resetting computers.

More | Manage Computer

Opens the Microsoft® Computer Management Console.

More | Move

Move selected Active Directory objects to another container. See Moving Active Directory objects.

More | Disable

More | Enable

Disable or enable the selected accounts. The icon for an enabled account is blue. If an account is disabled, the icon is gray.

NOTE: There is no confirmation for the process.

More | Group Members

Manage the list of users in the selected group. See Managing group memberships.

NOTE: If the Forest functional level is Windows Server® 2016 or Windows Server 2019, and the Privileged Access Management Feature is enabled for the forest, you can change the Time-to-Live (TTL) value for selected group members.

More | Group Membership Wizard

Opens the Group Membership Wizard where you can add multiple members to selected groups. See Managing group memberships.

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