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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
  • DirectoryAnalyzer Client

    Operating system
    Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional SP3
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
    Microsoft Windows Server® 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows XP SP2
    Microsoft Windows Vista®

    DirectoryAnalyzer Enterprise Agent

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

    Operating system
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

    Additional software
    Enterprise Agent Software and Configuration:
    Microsoft SQL Server® 2000 SP3 or MSDE 2000 or Full and Express versions of SQL 2005\2008

    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
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008

    DirectoryTroubleshooter

    Before installing DirectoryTroubleshooter, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

    Workstation requirements
    Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4)
    Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
    Microsoft Windows XP (excluding XP Home Edition)
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Installer Service Version 2 or higher
    Microsoft Windows .NET 2.0 components
    Note:
    Local Administrator rights are not required to run DirectoryTroubleshooter.
    Admin rights are required to Install, License, or Uninstall DirectoryTroubleshooter.

    Display
    1024 x 768 or higher

    Required browsers
    Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6 or higher

    Spotlight on Active Directory

    Platform
    x86 2.2 GHz

    Memory
    1 GB RAM

    Hard disk space
    150 MB free disk space
    Note: Additional space will be required depending on the application usage.

    Display
    SVGA at 1024 x 768, 16-bit (65535) color

    Operating system
    Microsoft Windows Server 2000
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows 7 (Console only)

    Required Software
    IIS 5.0
    MDAC 2.8
    Microsoft Management Console 3.0 (supported on Windows 2003 and Windows XP platforms only)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (for System Center Operations Manager 2007)
    Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 or higher
    SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)
    SQL Server 2005
    SQL Server 2005 Express
    SQL Server 2008
    SQL Server 2008 Express
    Note: For deployments of 50 or less domains controllers, use SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), SQL Server 2005, or SQL Server 2005 Express Standard Edition or MSDE 2000. For deployments of 51 or greater domain controllers, use SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2005 Express Enterprise Edition.

    Optional Software:
    InTrust® for Active Directory 2.5
    InTrust 9.5
    Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
    System Center Operations Manager 2007

    Spotlight on Active Directory now supports:
    SQL Server 2012
    Installation on Windows Server 2012
    System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 and 2012 64 bit only
    Monitoring Active Directory 2012 domains

    Spotlight on Active Directory no longer supports:
    Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
    SCOM 2007
    InTrust
    Spotlight on Windows is no longer included with Spotlight on Active Director

    Language supported
    US English


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