Active Directory Computers Test

This test takes stock of the total number of computers managed by the AD server and the status of these computers, so that administrators can determine from a single glance which computers are inactive/unused.

Target of the test : An Active Directory or Domain Controller on Windows

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Active Directory site that is being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the machine where the Active Directory is installed.

Port

The port number through which the Active Directory communicates. The default port number is 389.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Never logged on computers

Indicates the number of computers to which no user has ever logged in.

Number

To know which computers are unused, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure. You can consider removing such computers to reduce the workload of the AD server.  

Inactive computers

Indicates the number of computers that are currently inactive.

Number

To identify the inactive computers, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure. The detailed diagnosis displays the Distinguished Name of the computer, the age of the computer, and the date/time at which the computer was created. This will help you in figuring out how long that computer has been inactive. If the computer has been inactive for too long, you may think about deleting it from the AD server.

Disabled computers

Indicates the number of computers that are currently disabled on the AD server.

Number

To identify the disabled computers, use the detailed diagnosis of this measure. The detailed diagnosis displays the Distinguished Name of the computer and the date/time at which the computer was created. 

Total computers

Indicates the total number of computers managed by the AD server.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know the Distinguished Names of the computers.