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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

Reporting on Active Directory

The type of report available varies depending on the type of object selected. You can save, print, export, or email a report.

Select Active Directory Infrastructure | Active Directory Sites.
Select the Active Directory® object to report on, click Reports, and choose the report to build.

Build Forest Report






Build Site Report






Build Subnet Report






Build Site Links Report






Build Global Catalogs Report






Build Server Report






Monitoring replication

You can monitor replication on servers in a selected forest.

Select Active Directory Infrastructure | Replication Monitoring.
By default, the Active Directory® replication is tested every 30 minutes. To change the value, use the arrow keys.
NOTE: To be notified of the replication test results, create an Active Administrator alert that includes the Active Directory Replication Test Succeeded and Active Directory Replication Test Failed events. See Creating an alert.


Refresh the display.

Check Now

Run a replication test.


Save changes to replication monitoring.

Add Forest

Add a forest to the list for replication monitoring.

Edit Forest

Edit a selected forest to disable monitoring or to change the account.

Delete Forest

Delete a forest from the list.

Replication Details

View details of a selected replication.

Adding a forest

Select Active Directory Infrastructure | Replication Monitoring.
Click Add Forest.
Select to use either the Active Administrator® Foundation Server (AFS) service account or a different account. If you chose a different account, enter the user name and password.
In the Excluded domain controllers area, expand domains, and select the domain controllers to exclude.
NOTE: If you changed the account, click Refresh to load the list of domain controllers.
Optionally, type the name of a domain controller to exclude in the Enter domain controller name if you don’t see it in the list text box and click Add.
Click Validate to verify the account.

Using the replication analyzer

Before you replicate Active Directory® for an entire forest, site, or single domain controller, you can test the replication to check for any errors. You also can monitor the replication as it progresses.

Select Active Directory Infrastructure | Replication Analyzer.
Click Options.
Accept the current account, or select Use the following account, and enter the user name and password.
Click Start Test.
During the analysis (pending) displays after each server being analyzed. To stop the analysis, click Stop Test. When the analysis is complete, the results display in the Replication Test Results area.
Double-click an item in the Replication Test Results area to view the details. You can copy the results and paste into a text file.
Click Close.
Click Check Topology.
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