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Active Administrator for DNS Management

Proactively manage, monitor and alert on DNS server health from a single console.

When DNS services fail, your users are unable to access corporate applications and sites. Thus, ensuring DNS availability is critical to the daily operations of your organization. Unfortunately, native tools lack the ability to monitor and alert on the availability, health and critical changes to DNS.

Active Administrator for DNS Management, now included as a free module in Active Administrator and Active Administrator for AD Health, helps your organization ensure the availability of your DNS services by allowing you to create, edit and delete DNS records while providing alerts on critical DNS record changes or failures. It provides search and reporting tools that allow you to view DNS event logs across your entire enterprise. Automated tests and analysis help you validate common Active Directory DNS records and troubleshoot DNS issues.

ACHIEVED ROI IN 6 – 12 MONTHS
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Features

Proactive Monitoring

Automate the monitoring and alerting of DNS health with scheduled tests. Domain tests validate common Active Directory DNS records required for operations.

Automated DNS analysis

Troubleshoot DNS issues or validate server functionality with DNS Analyzer. Administrators can easily test multiple DNS servers simultaneously for records such as MX or CNAME with the results printed in a clear report.

Full DNS record management

Manage any of the organization’s DNS records. Choose any DNS server in the organization and create, edit or delete DNS records as needed.

Remote DNS log viewer

View DNS event logs with full searching and filtering of the records to aid in troubleshooting.

In-depth DNS searching

Quickly search DNS servers without having to use native tools. Save popular searches for future use and repeated testing.

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 AD Health

Provides troubleshooting and diagnostics tools that monitor AD performance and deliver real-time diagnostic data from a centralized AD health dashboard.

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 tiles

  • Quickly view the status of Domain Name Servers and drill down for details.

  • DNS management

  • Manage all DNS servers from a single console.

  • DNS search

  • Quickly search DNS servers and save popular searches for repeated tests.

  • DNS monitoring

  • Automate the monitoring and alerting of DNS health with scheduled tests.

  • DNS analyzer

  • Troubleshoot DNS issues or validate DNS records.

  • DNS event logs

  • View event logs with record searching/filtering to aid troubleshooting.

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.

Resources

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