AD Health Profiler can do health check of production Active Directory Forests. A complete health check indeed is needed before implementing new solutions to your customers and/or before making a big change in your production environment. Our Health Checks have been designed by Microsoft MVPs and IT Industry experts.
Health Profile is the backbone of AD Health Profiler. When you perform a Health Check of Active Directory, you will create a Health Profile. Active Directory Health Profiler allows you to create multiple Health Profiles. Health Profile contains Dynamic Packs and an AD Forest. Each Health Profile can contain same or different AD Forests, all or selected Dynamic Packs. For example, you can create a Health Profile to contain ABC.com AD Forest and other Health Profile to contain XYZ.Com AD Forest.
AD Health Profiler not just performs health check, but also reports issue severity and provides recommendations to fix the issues. For example, when executing AD Forest Manual Connection Objects Test, AD Health Profiler checks to make sure there are no manual connection objects in Active Directory site. If AD Health Profiler finds Manual Connection Objects, it reports “High” as issue severity. You can easily identify critical, high, medium and low issues in AD Health Profiler.
AD Health Profiler can generate an HTML Report, which contains a summary of all issues reported by the AD Health Profiler, Issue description, recommendations to fix the issue and data retrieved by the Dynamic Packs.You can add your own comments against each issue, change severity of issues and have them included in the Health Profile Report. Apart from adding additional comments, AD Health Profiler also provides the ability to generate report only for selected issues.
You can add your own comments against each issue and have them included in the Health Profile Report. Apart from adding additional comments, AD Health Profiler also provides the ability to generate report only for selected issues.
You can disable Dynamic Packs in a Health Profile to allow execution of only Enabled Dynamic Packs. To enable/disable a Dynamic Pack, right click on a Dynamic Pack and then click on Enable/Disable Dynamic Pack action.
If you perform a health check at a customer place, you can export Health Profile and then import Health Profile at the Active Directory Health Profiler running on your computer. This allows you to view the results offline and provide your comments against each issue before generating the Health Profile Report.
AD Health Profiler allows you to add alternate credentials to perform health check of multiple AD Forests from a single computer. For example, AD Health Profiler computer can be a standalone computer (not joined to any domain). You can add credentials and execute Health Profiles under alternate credentials. For example, you can create three Health Profiles named “HP1”, “HP2” and “HP3” and then add three different AD Forests. You can execute each Health Profile under alternate credentials, which, in turn, allow you to perform health check of multiple Active Directory Forests from a Single computer!This is quite useful for IT consulting companies who manage multiple Active Directory Forests.
Note that AD Health Profiler is just the “Execution SubSystem”. AD Health Profiler performs Health Check of managed Targets by leveraging Dynamic Packs designed using PowerShell cmdlets. Currently, Active Directory Health Profiler ships with 97 Active Directory Dynamic Packs to perform a complete health check of Active Directory forests. If you have designed Dynamic Packs for other Microsoft Server Roles such as IIS or DNS, you can import Dynamic Packs in AD Health Profiler and then execute them!
Do you know PowerShell? If yes, feel the power of Packs Manager. AD Health Profiler ships with built-in Packs Manager that you can use to design new Dynamic Packs or modify existing Dynamic Packs that we have designed for use with AD Health Profiler.