- Integrated & flexible Active Directory Monitoring Tool
- PRTG promptly recognizes replication errors
- PRTG identifies logged-out users & Group Membership
- PRTG monitors your entire domain forest
Active Directory Monitoring Software
A functional Active Directory is one of the core elements in a network’s organization.
Virtually every company with a Windows infrastructure uses Active Directory to manage network resources and regulate access rights within a domain and its domain forest. The Active Directory creates a directory service, which stores information relating to a network's resources and objects.
In addition, domain controllers - usually several within a single domain - are used to store data sets regarding objects.
A replication service ensures that all of a domain's directory information is always and fully available on all of its domain controllers.
PRTG network monitor offers integrated,
complete active directory monitoring in real time
PRTG solves typical
iActive Directory (AD) is a directory service created by Microsoft for use in a Windows Server environment. It provides authentication and authorization functions, as well as providing a framework for other such services. The directory itself is an LDAP database that contains networked objects. Active Directory uses the Windows Server operating system. Read more ...
Preventing Replication Errors
The first problem involves so-called replication errors. The replication of directory data between various domain controllers can be prone to error. In turn, the resulting errors can cause problems with authentication and with access rights to resources.
A variety of factors play a role in the occurrence of these errors, including the number of consecutive synchronization failures, the time of the last synchronization attempt, and the number of pending replication operations.
The PRTG Active Directory Replication Errors Sensor monitors up to eight different parameters during the replication of directories and the synchronization of the various domain controllers, and intelligently sounds the alarm in the event of anomalies or errors.
Identifying logged-out and deactivated users
Another common problem associated with the use of an Active Directory involves logged-out or deactivated users. Maintaining an overview of such users is next to impossible with standard AD tools.
With PRTG, you’ll get a ready-to-use script for PRTG Network Monitor which searches the Active Directory for all logged-out and deactivated users, and then lists them in PRTG: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/57603-is-it-possible-to-monitor-active-directory-user-account-status
To use this script, PRTG requires the Active Directory PS module. A manual with information on how to install the module can be found here: Microsoft Manual.
With a Search-AD account, you can run the script with a number of different queries. For the switches, see Microsoft’s TechNet platform: TechNet Platform
Monitor AD Group Membership
Using a PRTG script, you can enumerate how many people are in a group and then set up channel limits to put the sensor into an error status when the number of members exceeds the intended amount.
If you want to know if someone joins an AD group like Domain Admins and get a notification when this happens: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/62616-can-i-use-prtg-to-monitor-ad-group-membership
PRTG immediately recognizes replication errors and
logged-out users and sends intelligent alerts.
Overview: Active Directory Replication Errors Sensor
iWhat is a sensor?
In PRTG, “Sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
PRTG uses the Windows credentials of the parent device to check the domain controller for replication errors.
The Active Directory Replication Error sensor displays the following in PRTG:
- Number of consecutive synchronization errors
- If the source was deleted
- If the scheduled synchronization was disabled
- Time of the last synchronization attempt
- Result of the last synchronization
- The last time a synchronization was successful
- Number of aligned synchronization sequences
- Number of pending replication operations
The PRTG Active Directory Replication Errors Sensor in action (example):
TIP: Monitor your Active Directory ports (53, 88, 389, 445, 464) with the
PRTG Port Range sensor.
Active Directory Info (and much more) at a glance
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
PRTG simplifies your day
Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.
PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for all your company’s hardware. Thanks to our dashboard and apps, you'll enjoy a quick and complete overview of your entire network, whenever and wherever you please.
PRTG saves you effort
Monitor all your hardware around the clock and without worry. The built-in alarm feature is quick to act – before crashes and complaints can arise.
PRTG saves money
80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional network management cost savings. The experience shows that the costs for their PRTG licenses have paid for themselves in an average of a few weeks.
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An introduction to active directory monitoring with PRTG
Be alerted quickly
PRTG features a variety of alerts:
e-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.
The notification system is built into the Active Directory Monitor and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.
PRTG won't wait to let you know if "your RAM load is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.
Award winning solution
We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.
„The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy.“
Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University Weimar.
PAESSLER AG –
Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The PAESSLER AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.
Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.
Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.
Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!
Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.
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