Risk Assessment of multiple targets
AD Health Profiler is a robust Execution SubSystem which is designed to do complete health assessment of supported targets. Currently, AD Health Profiler supports Microsoft Active Directory Forest as the assessment target. AD Health Profiler can help you minimize the disruption in your business by finding the issues and providing the recommendations to fix the issues.
Dynamic Packs, sometimes referred to as Health Checks can be used to check components of targets. We offer 74 PowerShell-based Microsoft Active Directory Dynamic Packs as part to perform Health Check of multiple Active Directory Forests. All of our Microsoft Active Directory Dynamic Packs follow Microsoft recommendations for Active Directory Health Assessment.
AD Health Profiler supports unlimited assessment targets. An Active Directory Forest is a target in AD Health Profiler terminology. Though different targets are supported by AD Health Profiler, main target is Active Directory Forest under which all other targets such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Exchange Servers, and SQL Servers, operates. Every Active Directory Forest that needs to be checked via AD Health Profiler must be registered and discovered in AD Health Profiler. Active Directory Forests running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016 are supported.
Health Profiles are backbone of AD Health Profiler. A Health Profile includes Active Directory Forest and Dynamic Packs. In AD Health Profiler, we can create multiple health profiles containing separate AD Forests and Dynamic Packs of our choice.
One of the benefits AD Health Profiler provides is that it supports importing new Dynamic Packs from Dynamic Packs Server and/or from Dynamic Pack file. You can design a Dynamic Pack and import into AD Health Profiler.
AD Health Profiler not just performs Health Check, but also reports issue severity and recommendations to fix the issues. The Issue Severity and Recommendations are defined in the Dynamic Packs which can be modified using Packs Manager.
If you are managing multiple Active Directory Forests under AD Health Profiler, you can add credentials for each Active Directory Forest. Once credentials are added AD Health Profiler can connect to AD Forest managed by the Health Profile and do the assessment.
Currently, AD Health Profiler ships with Microsoft Active Directory Dynamic Packs. However, once Dynamic Packs for other systems such as Hyper-V, VMWare, Azure, Office 365, Windows Servers, Windows Clients, SQL Servers, and Exchange Servers are available the Dynamic Packs can be imported via AD Health Profiler.
AD Health Profile is an Execution SubSystem which supports executing Health Checks (Dynamic Packs) designed using PowerShell. In case you need to perform Health Check of a specific technology component let’s say Azure or VMWare, either you can use Packs Manager to design the Health Check or request us to design for you.
We design new Dynamic Packs every month. You can import new Dynamic Packs from within the AD Health Profiler console and use them.
Reporting Module can help customize the report based on a Word Template. It supports modifying Severity of the issue and add your own comments against each issue. Reporting Module also supports excluding Health Checks from the report.
A Dynamic Pack consists of PowerShell code. Dynamic Packs can be used to perform Health Check, collect information and maintain health of targets. Currently, AD Health Profiler provides 74 Dynamic Packs for Active Directory and all of Dynamic Packs are designed by industry experts such as Microsoft MVPs and IT Experts. Active Directory Dynamic Packs can perform a thorough health check of Active Directory Forests.
Here is the list of Microsoft Active Directory Dynamic Packs that ship with AD Health Profiler:
|Category||Dynamic Pack||Credential Requirement||Description|
|AD Domain Computers Health Checks||Domain Computers Operating Systems Test||Domain User||Domain Computers Operating Systems Test|
|AD Domain Security Groups Health Checks||Domain Duplicate Security Groups Test||Domain User||Dynamic Pack collects duplicate security groups in each domain.|
|AD Domain GPO Health Checks||Domain GPOs No Override Test||Domain User||Dynamic Pack checks to see how many GPOs have been configured with.|
AD Health Profiler is a unique solution and dynamic in nature. We provide two components as part of the AD Health Profiler:
As it shows in the figure above, you will be required to register a target which is always an Active Directory Forest. Multiple Active Directory Forests can be registered. Once registered, create a health profile which contains both Active Directory Forest and Dynamic Packs.
AD Health Profiler requires following components to be installed:
AD Health Profiler must be running on one of the below Operating Systems:
Important:AD Health Profile can run on a member computer. It doesn’t have to be a domain controller.
Since AD Health Profiler executes PowerShell-based scripts on fly, you will be required to whitelist following directory in your Antivirus:
Access Requirements for AD Health Profiler depends as listed below:
Scenario 1: AD Health Profile computer is NOT part of Active Directory domain: In Scenario 1 you will be required to add credentials under AD Health Profiler. This scenario is sometimes referred to as running AD Health Profiler on an Admin computer which can do assessment of all managed AD Forests from a single computer.
Scenario 2: AD Health Profile computer is part of Active Directory domain: In Scenario 2 you can use Locally Logged On Credential to connect to AD Forest.
Article provides information on various terms used in the AD Health Profiler.
Article explains how to register an Active Directory Forest with AD Health Profiler before you can perform health check of Active Directory.
Article explains how to create Health Profiles after registering Active Directory Forests with AD Health Profiler.
Article explains how to generate Summary which shows issues reported by the Dynamic Packs and how to generate HTML Reports for Health Profile.
Article Explains how to generate reports using AD Profiler Reporter.
Article explains why to use Export/Import health profile feature of AD Health Profiler and how to export and import Health Profiles.
Learn how to design Dynamic Packs using Dynamic Pack Manager.
Configure various AD Health Profiler Options such opening default Health Profile, etc.
AD Health Profiler ships in three versions; BASIC, PRO and EXPERT. Below table provides the comparison between each version:
|FEATURES||AD Profiler BASIC (FREE)||AD Profiler PRO (PAID)||AD Profiler EXPERT (PAID)|
|Execution of 74 Dynamic Packs|
|Highlight Of Issues|
|Critical Issues||Only Number of Issues|
|High Issues||Only Number of Issues|
|Medium Issues||Only Number of Issues|
|Create New Pack|
|Modify Existing Pack|
|Import Pack From File|
|Export Pack To File|
|Health Profiles Management|
|Multiple Health Profiles|
|Export Health Profile|
|Import Health Profile|
|Import From Server|
|Import From Bundle|
|Health Profile Summary|
|AD Forest Registration|
|Can Add Multiple AD Forests||Limited to Single AD Forest||Unlimited|
|Modify Severity and Add Comments|
|Separate Reporting Tool|
|Hybrid Dynamic Packs|
|Active Directory Packs|
|Exchange Server Packs|
|Database Server Packs|
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