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Active Administrator for Active Directory Health

Diagnose AD health and performance in real time

Overview of Active Administrator for Active Directory Health 08:34

Active Directory (AD) issues can have wide-reaching effects, including system downtime, directory unavailability and end-user disruption. Yet because administrators have no easy way to run AD health checks or identify resource bottlenecks, they spend too much time troubleshooting and resolving problems in AD.

Active Administrator for Active Directory Health provides troubleshooting and diagnostics tools that monitor AD performance to maintain user productivity. Active Administrator for AD Health delivers real-time diagnostic data from a centralized AD health dashboard, helping you pinpoint the root cause of AD problems before they impact users. Additionally, you can sync changes accurately and efficiently to Azure AD.

Azure AD Connect sync

View a status of the syncs between AD to Azure AD Connect so you can stay on top of syncs without compromising productivity.

Network Operations Center

Get a centralized location to monitor data points, active alerts and detailed information on each domain.

AD server performance reports

Proactively report on daily performance metrics with customizable intelligent analyses based on your environment.

Live AD topology view

View the entire AD site to see an entire forest at a glance, view issues on domain controllers and automate AD performance troubleshooting.

Achieved ROI
in 6 – 12 months
Security & auditing #1 feature
Rating for “Delegation” feature

Features

Centralized diagnostics console

Discover the flow of data from the network through a domain controller using visual flow charts, graphs and icons. In this consolidated view of system status, resource bottlenecks are highlighted in yellow and red, and you can drill down on alerts for further analysis.

Network Operations Center (NOC) view

Network Operations Center (NOC) view gives you a central location where you can monitor your forests, domains, sites and domain controllers. View a summary of data points, active alerts and detailed information on each domain. Set up unique profiles to view only the specific data you need. Active Administrator for AD Health also enables you to create topology diagrams for a visual representation of your network.

Simplified AD health analysis

Proactively monitor and diagnose critical, directory-wide infrastructure issues from replication latency to Domain Name System (DNS) inconsistencies. When a problem occurs, an alert notifies you immediately of the exact nature and location of the problem, saving you analysis and troubleshooting time. Following critical alerts, built-in or custom remediation actions run automatically to fix the problem.

Streamlined enterprise-wide troubleshooting

Diagnose directory problems without server-by-server, test-by-test troubleshooting using a comprehensive set of troubleshooting tests and utilities. Proactively isolate and repair problems to ensure domain controller, DNS and replication health. You can also get detailed reports for current use and historical reference.

Automated AD health checks and repairs

Rid yourself of manual AD trouble-shooting with more than 100 customizable AD health check tests, including replication failure, queue length, DNS zone and SYSVOL consistency. Run multiple tests against selected domain controllers, sites, domains or naming contexts.

DNS management

Proactively manage, monitor and alert on DNS server health with free access to Active Administrator for DNS Management. Enable your IT administrators to proactively manage, monitor and alert on Domain Name Server health and availability from a single, easy-to-use console.

Custom services and performance counters alerts

In addition to your AD environment, you can now self-select additional Windows services and performance counters that are required to be monitored so you can identify the root cause of problems before they impact users.

Product Add-ons

Active Administrator

Helps you address administration gaps left by native tools and quickly meet auditing requirements and security needs. With integrated AD administration and seamless permissions management, you can maintain business continuity, increase IT efficiency and minimize security risks – all from a single console.

Active Administrator for Azure AD

Significantly improves AD management with universal searches and object change notifications for users, groups and objects. IT administrators can easily manage hybrid on-premises and Azure AD environments from a single console.

Active Administrator for Certificate Management

Provides complete digital certificate lifecycle management from a single console. It helps prevent security breaches and maintain customer confidence by ensuring that encrypted communications and transactions remain secure.

Active Administrator for DNS Management

This free module enables IT administrators to proactively manage, monitor and alert on Domain Name Server health and availability from a single, easy-to-use console, ensuring the availability of DNS services and access to critical corporate applications.

    AD health dashboard

  • Quickly view AD health, identify bottlenecks and get details.

  • AD health check

  • Get on-demand diagnostic data from a centralized dashboard.

  • Server performance

  • Monitor Domain Controllers and validate their health over time.

  • AD health reports

  • Avoid manual troubleshooting with 100+ customizable diagnostic tests.

  • NOC view summary

  • Get a complete view of forests, domains, sites, and domain controllers.

  • NOC view topology

  • Explore a visual representation of your network.

  • NOC view Active Alerts

  • Provide details on AD-related alerts in a summary format.

  • NOC view DCs

  • Get detailed info on Domain Controllers in a summary format.

Specifications

Processor

1 GHz Pentium

Disk Space

100 MB

Memory (RAM)
  • For Windows Server 2012, 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • For Windows Server 2012 R2, 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • For Windows Server 2016, 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • For Windows Server 2019: 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
Operating systems
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
Server installation
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Express 2012, 2014
  • .Net Framework v.4.5.2 and 4.6
Processor

1 GHz Pentium

Disk Space

100 MB

Memory

256 MB

Operating systems
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

See the Release Notes for the full list of system requirements.

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Active Administrator for Active Directory Health
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Active Administrator for Active Directory Health
Active Administrator for Active Directory Health
Simplified Active Directory management from a single console
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Overview of Active Administrator for Active Directory Health
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