Active Directory Monitor PRTG

 


  • Integrated & flexible Active Directory monitoring tool

  • Receive a prompt alert if performance levels drop
     

  • PRTG identifies logged-out users & group membership


  • PRTG monitors your
    entire domain forest

 

Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.

 

 

 

 

 

PRTG Network Monitor:
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.

 

An introduction to active directory monitoring with PRTG

 

 

PRTG network monitor offers integrated,
complete active directory monitoring in real time

 

 

PRTG solves typical
Active Directory
problems

 

 

 

 

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.

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Preventing Replication Errors

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 sensor Active Directory Replication Errors 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

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

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.

 

 

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.
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PRTG uses the Windows credentials of the parent device to check the domain controller for replication errors.

The Active Directory Replication Errors 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

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TIP: Monitor your Active Directory ports (53, 88, 389, 445, 464) with the PRTG Port Range sensor.

 


Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.

 

 

Active Directory Info (and much more) at a glance

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.

 

PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.

 

PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!

 

 

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 your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

PRTG saves worry

Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.

 

 
also of interest

Also interesting:

 

VPN Monitoring: PRTG monitors VPN connections and measures traffic, load, and the number of users. Identify connection problems and suspicious traffic.

Ping Monitoring: PRTG uses ping to check the availability of all your network devices. If the ping fails, you will be notified immediately.

VoIP Monitoring: PRTG monitors the quality of your VoIP-connections. By preventing malfunctions and verifying service level agreements, you’ll save time and money.

SSL Monitoring: PRTG determines the extent to which your connections are protected. You can therefore learn if your connections are strong, weak, or not protected at all.

 

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and recognized by industry analysts as a leader

 

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Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.

 

 

Notification system:
Be alerted quickly

 

 

Flexible

PRTG features a variety of alert types: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed about network issues. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.

Integrated

The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.

Proactive

PRTG won't wait to let you know if your "house 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.

 

 

 

 

“The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy.“

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany

 

PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON

 

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German quality
engineering

Free Download
  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime

 

Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.


The many advantages of PRTG:

1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.

2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.

3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.

Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.

 

PRTG

Network Monitoring Software - Version 20.3.62.1397 (September 15th, 2020)

Hosting

Download for Windows and hosted version available

Languages

English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Pricing

Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

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