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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

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.

Select Settings | Schedule Configuration Report.
To change the default schedule, click Set schedule, set the schedule, and click OK.

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.

Select Settings | AFS Server Status.


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.

Setting user options

The Users Options feature provides many options for customizing Active Administrator® to fit your specific environment.

Use the following pages in User Options to customize Active Administrator:

General: set options for the display and audit agents, check for new versions of Active Administrator, and opt in or out of the Software Improvement Program. See Setting general user options.
Audit Reports: set how events display in audit reports. See Setting options for audit reports.
User Logon Activity: set how information displays on the User Logon Activity page. See Setting user log on activity.
Active Directory Health Analyzer: set options for the Active Directory Health Analyzer screens. See Setting Active Directory Health Analyzer options.
Advanced: enable console logging to the AAConsoleLog.log file. See Enabling console logging.

Setting general user options

Select Settings | User Options.
Click General, if necessary.
By default, active template delegation is not enabled in the Configuration partition in Active Directory®. To enable active template delegation in the Configuration partition in Active Directory, select the check box. See Adding a delegation link.
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