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Active Administrator 8.7 - Web Console User Guide

Active Administrator Web Console Overview Active Directory Health Alerts Notifications Active Directory Health Check
Using the Health Check landing page Creating a Health Check Setting options for Health Check tests Purging Health Check History Health check tests
Forest tests Domain tests Domain controller tests Site tests
Active Directory Topology Reports Network Operations Center

Active Administrator Web Console Overview


About the Web Console

Active Administrator® Web Console extends the functionality of the built-in Windows® management tools for Active Directory® by allowing administrators to view and manage security in a much more extensible interface. You can open Active Administrator Web Console on a variety of devices in the following browsers:

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla® Firefox® 70

The Active Directory Health dashboard is where you can monitor the overall health of your organization. From the dashboard, you can view Alerts, set up Notifications, run Health checks, and generate Reports. The Active Directory Topology viewer lets you monitor alerts while viewing a customizable topology diagram of your organization.

To keep you apprised of activity in Active Administrator Web Console, toast notifications appear in the lower corner of the display to inform you of success (green), information (blue), warnings (gold), and critical situations (red). You can close the toast or let them fade on their own.


Configuring the web server

By default, the port used by the web server is 8080. You can change the port used by the web server and the logging settings.

By default, HTTP logging is enabled, and 7 days of logs are saved. A new log file is created each day and the logs are stored in C:\ProgramData\Quest\Active Administrator\Logs.

By default, if the online session is idle for 60 minutes, the user is logged out.

By default, the authentication token for the Active Administrator Web Console expires at 24 hours and is refreshed every 30 minutes.

From the Start menu, open AA Server Manager.
Click Configure.

View HTTP Binding

Opens the SSL Certificate Binding window.

View Certificate

Opens the Certificate dialog where you can view details about the certificate and the certificate path.

Clear Certificate

Clears the certificate from the Certificate box.

Click Apply or OK.
NOTE: When you click OK, the ports are checked to see if they are in use. For example, if the server is running a web server such as IIS, and you enter server port 80, you will receive an error because IIS is already using port 80.

Opening the Web Console

In the address box, enter the fully qualified domain name of the computer on which Active Administrator® is installed, followed by a colon and the port used by the web service.
For example, if the domain name is, and the name of the computer running Active Administrator is AA-server, you would enter
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