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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AD Intelligent Pack Available in Microsoft Azure Operational Insight

 

Not long ago, we have walkthrough about Microsoft Azure Operational Insight in this article:- http://www.ms4ucloud.info/2014/11/microsoft-azure-operational-insights_29.html

This round, we are going to look on new Intelligent Pack: Active Directory which recently released by Microsoft. Operational Insight AD Assessment Intelligence Pack assesses the risk and health of your Active Directory environment on a regular interval. It provides a prioritized list of recommendation tailored to your deployment. Let have a quick look on the beauty of AD IP.

1. Browse to Microsoft Azure Operational Insight portal:- https://preview.opinsights.azure.com/

2. Add new Intelligent Pack by click on Intelligent Pack

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3. Select AD Assessment

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Remember to deploy an agent into your domain controller server. We have leave an agent into our domain controller for a few days.

[ After few days….here is the result]

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Oh my…the overall dashboard reported

  • 5 High Priority
  • 7 Low Priority
  • And 83 Passed on check

[Let drill further]

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The report was good as it provide explanation and highlighted that our AD issue. Example:-

- one of DC does not configure properly on the DNS

- since when our last backup of active directory database

- missing inbound replication links

- a single global catalog server

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How about give a test and try out Microsoft Operational Insight in your environment. You will be surprised on the findings. Good luck on your AD IP test.

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