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Spotlight on Active Directory Pack

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Instantly identify and resolve Active Directory issues.

Get the information you need to resolve issues before they impact users.


 

 

Get the information you need to resolve issues before they impact users, with Spotlight™ on Active Directory Pack. This troubleshooting and diagnostics tool monitors Microsoft Active Directory performance and can help you improve user productivity. With quick and easy deployment, you can obtain next-step suggestions and invaluable diagnostic data just minutes after installation. Even if you’re a beginner, there’s no learning curve, so you can use Spotlight immediately after deployment to help identify the root cause of MS Active Directory problems.
Benefit from these key features with Spotlight on Active Directory Pack:
  • Expedites resolution with intelligent interpretation and easy-to-understand troubleshooting tips
  • Alleviates time-consuming manual troubleshooting and improves administrator productivity
  • Pinpoints and diagnoses directory problems using in-depth troubleshooting diagnostics
  • Delivers early warning of directory problems for fast, efficient prevention and resolution
  • Provides error resolution with context-sensitive knowledgebase that provides practical advice
  • Integrates with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 and 2012 64 bit only
  • Improves system uptime through real-time visual indication of resource bottlenecks on domain controllers and drill-down resolution capability
  • Allows administrators to make critical AD decisions by trending analysis data and providing a graphical summary of the most essential parts of AD
  • Enables real-time diagnostic analysis of remote DCs
  • Offers more than 100 customizable tests and automated repairs
  • Diagnoses and alerts on critical Active Directory conditions—including replication, Operations Masters, active directory DNS functions, domain controllers, Global catalogs and application partitions — in real-time
  • Provides an exchange view that highlights how active directory impacts exchange environments
  • Flexible Topology View allows you to filter Active Directory view to focus diagnostic efforts
  • Before installing DirectoryAnalyzer, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

    DirectoryAnalyzer Client


    The DirectoryAnalyzer Client connects to a DirectoryAnalyzer Enterprise Agent.

    Operating system

    A machine running on any of the following minimum platforms:
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2012

    DirectoryAnalyzer Enterprise Agent


    The DirectoryAnalyzer Enterprise Agent is responsible for fulfilling client requests and consolidating and generating alerts.

    Operating system

    Member server running on any of the following minimum platforms:
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2012

    Additional software

    Enterprise Agent Software and Configuration:
    The DirectoryAnalyzer Enterprise Agent must be installed on a member server.
    Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE)(minimum)
    SQL Server 2005
    SQL Server 2005 Express
    SQL Server 2008
    SQL Server 2012
    WMI must be installed and running if a consolidator connection is desired.

    DirectoryAnalyzer DC and Site agent


    DirectoryAnalyzer DC and Site agents can be deployed to domain controllers (DCs) to monitor conditions and events on these servers. These agents will then report all alert information to the DirectoryAnalyzer Enterprise Agent.

    Operating system

    Minimum:
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows 2000 Server R2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2012

    Web Portal requirements


    Operating System

    A machine running on any of the following minimum platforms:
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2012

    Processor

    PIII 450 MHz or better

    Memory

    256 MB RAM or better

    .Net Framework

    v2.0 or newer

    IIS

    Microsoft® IIS

    Additional requirements

    At minimum, Directory Analyzer requires one Site Agent and one Enterprise Agent to run.
    To monitor Exchange through the Exchange View, Exchange 2000 SP2 or higher, Exchange 2003 is required.
    For integration with MOM, MOM 2005 is required.

    DirectoryTroubleshooter


    Before installing Directory Troubleshooter 4.14, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

    NOTE: If you plan on launching Directory Troubleshooter or using the integrated features, the same version of Directory Troubleshooter must be installed on the Directory Analyzer Client machine. For example, if Directory Analyzer 4.14 is already installed, you would need to install Directory Troubleshooter 4.14.

    Operating System

    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2012

    Processor

    Pentium III 450MHz or better

    Memory

    256 MB RAM or better

    Screen Resolution

    1024 x 768 or better with at least 16 colors

    Microsoft Windows Installer Service

    v2.0 or higher (if necessary, this will be installed and will require a reboot)

    .Net Framework

    v2.0 or higher

    Spotlight on Active Directory

     

    Before installing Spotlight on Active Directory 6.8.5, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

    Platform
     
    x86 2.2 GHz

    Memory

    2 GB RAM

    Hard Disk Space

    300 MB free disk space. Additional space will be required depending on the application usage. This space should exist on a local disk drive rather than a network drive. The space requirement varies depending on the size of the database.

    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 (Console only)
    Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 (Console only)
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2

    CAUTION: Spotlight on Active Directory works best when installed on a server operating system. You can install on a workstation operating system (such as Windows 7 or Windows 8), but Database Services and Diagnostic Test Services are not supported.

    1) If you are using Windows Server 2008 or later, to get the Native Tools to work, open the Server Manager Console and add Remote Server Administration Tools. For more information on Native Tools, see the Spotlight on Active Directory User Guide.

    2) If you are using Web Reports using IIS 7.0, ensure the following are enabled:
    i) Static Content and Default Document (on Common HTTP Features role services)
    ii) ASP, ASP.NET, and Server Side Includes (on Application Development role services)
    iii) Windows Authentication (on Security role services)

    3) For Web Reports, you can install the Web Services (IIS) role using Add Roles Wizard. To modify an existing Web Server role, access the Server Manager and select Server Roles | Web Server (IIS) | Role Services.

    Database

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2005 Express
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 Express
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2008 R2 Express
    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2012 Express
    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or 2014 Express

    NOTE: For deployments of 50 or less domains controllers, use SQL Server Express editions. For deployments of 51 or greater domain controllers, use SQL Server standard or enterprise editions.

    Software

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
    System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 64 bit
    System Center Operations Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 64 bit

    Language supported

    US English
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