Guide for System Center Management Pack for Active Directory for Operations Manager 2012
Published: September 2015
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Original release of the Active Directory Management Pack.
Reorganized this guide and added new topics.
Added scenario improvements to the “Changes in This Update” section.
Updated the guide to reflect support for Windows Server 2008 R2.
Added information regarding support for Active Directory Web Services (ADWS) and the Active Directory Management Gateway Service.
Added the “Appendix: Monitors and Overrides for Management Packs” section.
Updated all configuration steps throughout guide.
Integrated multiple topics related to Client Monitoring into a single topic and placed under Optional Configuration.
Provided detailed steps on enabling Replication Monitoring Performance Data Collection, which is in the Optional Configuration section.
Fixes to problems reported by customers:
Active Directory databases larger than 4 GB reported incorrectly.
20% of the alerts are not triggered due to wrong event ID mapping.
Performance data is not collected due to wrong event ID mapping.
Performance counter selected by default is wrong.
Time skew alert is not triggered due to script defect.
Operation master monitor is broken due to script defect.
Frequent operation master alert description misspelled.
Fixes to architectural issues to facilitate future System Center Operations Manager releases:
Discovery interval for client perspectives set to larger values.
Discovery scheduler class is used on several discoveries.
Views target a custom AD DS MP class instead of System.Entity.
Reports target a custom AD DS MP class instead of System.Entity.
Some discovery targets will not change Properties.
Corrected some Publisher names (for example, changed from PublisherName=KDC to PublisherName=Microsoft-Windows-Kerberos-Key-Distribution-Center).
Updated rules to generate Alerts and not only go to the Event Viewer.
Removed unnecessary check for Event Source Name for all NTDS rules (for example, removed EventSourceName=”NTDS General”).
Corrected event parameter validation.
Updated queries to search for correct event IDs.
Fixed spelling errors.
Added missing descriptions to rules.
Fixed problems with Health Monitoring scripts.
Removed user name checks from Userenv rules.
Updated the guide to reflect support for Windows Server 2012.
Product knowledge improvements
Excessive alert fixes
Script error fixes
Rule error fixes
For more details about these fixes, see Changes in This Update.
Product functionality improvements
Noise reduction fixes
Content Proofing updates
Product accessibility for customization
Fixed AD-Trust Monitor does not come back to healthy state
Fixed AD_Database_and_Log.vbs does not support using ‘.’ as decimal sign for non-English account.
Fixed “AD_Op_Master_Response.vbs” which fails if the region local system is set to German.