Spotlight on Active Directory 6.8.

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About Spotlight on Active Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Minimum System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Installing Spotlight on Active Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installation Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Installation Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Installing Spotlight on Active Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6.7 or earlier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6.8.0 to 6.8.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Understanding Spotlight on Active Directory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Appendix A: Microsoft .NET Configuration Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fixing Configuration Mappings for ASP.NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Defining Your .NET Framework Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Running Reports on 64-Bit Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Appendix B: Network Browsing on Windows 2008/Windows 2008 R2 . . 35 Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Third Party Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 About Quest Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Contacting Quest Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Contacting Quest Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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The Quick Start Guide contains the following information required to optimally use the product: • • • • • about Spotlight on Active Directory minimum system requirements download. Other 5 . Minimum System Requirements Before installing Spotlight on Active Directory. administrators can detect and identify congested areas. install and upgrade procedures feature highlights of the product step-by-step walkthrough scenario to use the product effectively About Spotlight on Active Directory Spotlight on Active Directory gives you the tools you need to detect. Using a Live Topology Viewer that oversees the entire infrastructure. analysts. 2.Quick Start Guide About This Guide This document has been prepared to assist you in becoming familiar with Spotlight on Active Directory. Additional disk space will be required depending on application usage. an integral component of Spotlight Suite. It is intended for network administrators. and resolve network replication problems. these issues can also be resolved using Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console’s built-in thresholds. The Quick Start Guide contains the information required to install and use Spotlight on Active Directory. Pointer device must be available to access all Spotlight on Active Directory features. and drilldowns. ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements: COMPONENT Processor RAM Disk MINIMUM REQUIREMENT x86. Based on feedback from these tests. consultants. The space requirement varies depending on the size of the database. expert help. and run preconfigured analysis tests to determine what performance and availability issues are hindering replication. diagnose. thus ensuring that Active Directory replication is functioning at its maximum efficiency. and any other IT professionals using the product.2 GHz 1 GB 150 MB free disk space to install. This space should exist on a local disk drive rather than a network drive.

aspx?FamilyID= C16AE515-C8F4-47EF-A1E4-A8DCBACFF8E3&displaylang=en. see See“Defining Your .msi) is not available on 64 bit versions of Windows.0 on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. see the Spotlight on Active Directory User Guide. To remotely administer servers from a computer running a 64 bit version of Windows.NET Framework Version” on page 33. and Server Side Includes (on Application Development role services) • Windows Authentication (on Security role services) Note: You can install the Web Services (IIS) role using Add Roles Wizard. open the Server Manager Console and add Remote Server Administration Tools. and Windows 7. Else.NET activated in Windows Server 2003 to display the treeview in Storage Analyzer Web Reports. ensure the following are enabled: • Static Content and Default Document (on Common HTTP Features role services) • ASP. For more information on Native Tools. Note: If you are installing Spotlight on Active Directory on a Windows 2003 32 bit member server. Note: If you are using Windows 2008 R2.com/downloads/details. Note: If you are using IIS 7. (For more information on ASP. Note: If you are using Windows Server 2003/2003 R2. see http://www.microsoft. use Remote Desktop or the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC). access the Server Manager and select Server Roles | Web Server (IIS) | Role Services. For more information on Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. refer to the Spotlight on Active Directory Deployment Guide. To modify an existing Web Server role.NET. you will get an error saying the files for the tools cannot be found. To install the Windows 2003 Administration Tools Pack. ensure the following IIS components are enabled: • Common Files (for IIS) • Internet Information Services Manager (for IIS) • World Wide Web Service (for IIS and World Wide Web Services) • Active Server Pages (for World Wide Web Services) You must also have ASP. Database • SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 • SQL Server 2005 • SQL Server 2005 Express • SQL Server 2008 • SQL Server 2008 Express 6 .NET. if you launch the native tools. These files are not installed on the computer until after the administration tools pack is installed. to get the Native Tools to work. Windows Vista. ASP. you must install an administration tools pack so the Native Tools will work.Spotlight on Active Directory COMPONENT Operating System MINIMUM REQUIREMENT • Windows Server 2000 • Windows XP • Windows Server 2003 • Windows Server 2008 • Windows Server 2008 R2 • Windows Vista • Windows 7 (Console only) Note: Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports is not supported on Windows XP Service Pack 1. Note: The Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack (adminpak.

NET Framework 2.0 7 . go to http://support.Quick Start Guide COMPONENT Other Supported Software MINIMUM REQUIREMENT • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 • Microsoft .0 • Microsoft .0 (for System Center Operations Manager 2007) Note: Quest Software no longer provides Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) as part of its third party redistributables.5 • Quest InTrust 9. • For information on how to install MSDE.microsoft.com/kb/324998.NET Framework 3.5 • Microsoft Management Console 3. • Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 • System Center Operations Manager 2007 • Quest InTrust for Active Directory 2.

0 to 6. It contains installation procedures for all components except Distributed Collectors. you can still install the Collector Management Console.NET framework 2. 8 . the functionality each component provides. This account must also have domain administrative privileges.NET framework 2. • MDAC 2.NET framework 2.1” on page 16 or “Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Collector Management Console Allows for the installation and configuration of Distributed Data Collectors Distributed Collector Service Allows you to collect analysis test data in a distributed manner and pass the results back to the central Spotlight on Active Directory server • Microsoft .7 or earlier” on page 16 to perform a software upgrade.0 • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.0 installed. Those are provided in Chapter 11.8 • Microsoft . and the software needed to run each component.0 • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 Note: The account used for the Distributed Collector Service must have domain administrative privileges to execute tests. Diagnostic Services include: • Data Manager • Diagnostic Test Engine (DTE) • Distributed Collector • Installation of the Spotlight Database along with or before the Diagnostic Services feature. and analysis test results • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Diagnostic Services Allows you to schedule and execute analysis tests. Installation Components The following table lists the various components of Spotlight on Active Directory.8. "Using Distributed Collection of Analysis Test Data (Collectors)" in the Spotlight on Active Directory User Guide.0 Note: The account used for the Diagnostic Services should be a member of the local administrator’s group on both the local computer and the database computer. Separate procedures are provided for upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory. See “Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. and stores the results in the Spotlight database. but it will not run.0 Note: If you do not have MMC 3. COMPONENT INSTALLED Console RESULTING FUNCTIONALITY • Diagnostic Console: Provides full diagnostic capability for Windows 2000/2003/2008/2008 R2 domain controllers (DCs) • Topology Viewer: Provides layout of your organization’s Active Directory PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE • Microsoft .NET framework 2. • Microsoft .8.Spotlight on Active Directory Installing Spotlight on Active Directory This section describes the software components that comprise Spotlight on Active Directory.8 Spotlight Database Database schema required to store analysis test configuration data.

ensure the following are enabled: • Static Content and Default Document (on Common HTTP Features role services) • ASP.NET framework 2. • Microsoft .NET.0 on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2.NET activated in Windows Server 2003 to display the treeview in Storage Analyzer Web Reports. To modify an existing Web Server role. (For more information on ASP. Note: If you are using IIS 7. ensure the following IIS components are enabled: • Common Files (for IIS) • Internet Information Services Manager (for IIS) • World Wide Web Service (for IIS and World Wide Web Services) • Active Server Pages (for World Wide Web Services) You must also have ASP.NET Framework Version” on page 33.Quick Start Guide COMPONENT INSTALLED Web Reports RESULTING FUNCTIONALITY Performs reporting for the Analysis Test results PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE • The database must be installed before Web Reports. ASP. and Server Side Includes (on Application Development role services) • Windows Authentication (on Security role services) You can install the Web Services (IIS) role using Add Roles Wizard. access the Server Manager and select Server Roles | Web Server (IIS) | Role Services. 9 .0 or later Note: If you are using Windows Server 2003/2003 R2.0 • Internet Explorer (IE) 6.NET. see See“Defining Your .0 or later • IIS 5.

The local administrator account must be a member of the local administrator group and the Domain Administrator group. Go to www.1” on page 16 or “Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Navigate to the folder containing the downloaded installation package. and a Custom option for any other configuration. To download Spotlight on Active Directory 1. see “Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. The autorun.exe. database. 2. TYPE Complete Custom DESCRIPTION This option installs all Spotlight on Active Directory components on one computer.7 or earlier” on page 16. and Web Reports on another computer. This option supports installation of Spotlight on Active Directory components on multiple computers. To launch autorun. Each computer meets the minimum requirements as stated in the System Requirements section. This installation type is best if you have a large organization. 10 . Follow the instructions provided for product downloads. Log on to your computer using an account that has local administrative privileges.com.8.Spotlight on Active Directory Installation Scenarios Depending on the size of your network. we recommend that you install the console on one computer. you must meet the following pre-installation requirements: • • • You have local Administrator privileges for the computer(s) on which you are installing Spotlight on Active Directory. which is provided in the installation package. The SQL Server login account is used by the Web Service to contact the SQL database. If you have more than 50 DCs.exe 1. For upgrades.8. We recommend this option if you have less than 50 domain controllers (DCs). and the Diagnostic Services. If you have more than 100 DCs.0 to 6. supports a Complete option for single computer installations. you can install Spotlight on Active Directory software components on one or more computers. 3. 2. Before installing Spotlight on Active Directory.quest. You have a valid SQL Server login account. Installing Spotlight on Active Directory These procedures support an installation. Double-click autorun.exe installer. and database components on three separate computers. Diagnostic Services. we recommend that you install the console.

If you are installing Spotlight on Active Directory on Windows Vista. Launch autorun. 2. Enter your full name and your organization name. Click Next. 3. To set administrative privileges: 1. 11 . 4. To perform a complete installation 1.exe. Read and accept the license agreement. 5. Click the Install tab.exe. Select Run as Administrator. you must have administrative privileges. and select Spotlight on Active Directory. Right-click autorun.Quick Start Guide Installing Components on a Single Computer The following diagram depicts a typical installation for a small system: Figure 1: Spotlight on Active Directory components installed on the same computer. 2. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box. Click Next.

click Finish. If MMC 3. For a list of the SQL scripts. 7.Spotlight on Active Directory 6. 12 . In the successful install dialog. The above applies to all prerequisite applications except MMC 3. Exit the installation wizard. Click Next. If you cannot install the database. 9. install the required software. but it will not run. Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer is launched. you can still install the Collector Management Console. Click Next again. Click Next. Select an installation drive and path settings. they are listed in a dialog box. If the prerequisite applications have not been installed. and rturn to step 1. 11. Enter the user name and password for the service account that is to be used to collect information from the domain controllers. These service credentials must have domain and local administrative privileges.0. Enter the name of the SQL Server or SQL Instance where the database should be installed. You must provide your SQL Server Administrator a list of SQL scripts to install the database.0 is not installed. 10. see “To manually install a database” on page 14. Select Complete for the installation type and click Next. you can add a database manually. 8. Click Next.

as shown in the following diagram: Topology Layout Topology Viewer Diagnostic Services Diagnostic Console ` Database Database Server Web Reports ` ` We recommend that you install the components in the following order.Quick Start Guide Distributed Installations You can install Spotlight on Active Directory components on separate computers.exe. 2. Click the Install tab. using the Custom Installation method: • • • • Console (one or more instances) Spotlight Database Diagnostic Services Collector Management Console You must install Spotlight on Active Directory before installing Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. 13 . To perform a custom installation 1. and select Spotlight on Active Directory. Launch autorun.

click Finish. enter the server where you want to install the database. 12. as well as access to the Spotlight Database. 8. To manually install a database 1.Spotlight on Active Directory 3. Console. Select an installation drive and path settings. depending on the features that you select. Click the Install tab. Note: You cannot remotely install Diagnostic Services. Launch autorun. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box. You can install the Spotlight Database on a remote computer. Click Next. In the successful install dialog.exe. but it will not run. 6. 7. enter the server where the database is located and click Next. Enter the user name and password for the service account that is to be used to collect information from the domain controllers. 9. Indicate the features you want to install by selecting the appropriate installation option for each feature. Installing the Spotlight on Active Directory Database This procedure is required if you are unable to install the database using autorun. The following table identifies the different pages that appear. a Requirements dialog box appears. 11. Note: If you do not have MMC 3. Enter the name of the SQL Server where the database should be installed. 13. then supply the user name and password for the service account that will start the Diagnostic Services. and select Spotlight on Active Directory Deployment Scripts. Click Next again. 4. Click Next to continue with the installation. Click Next.exe. Click Next. For a custom installation. Collector Management Console The Ready to Install dialog box appears. Note: Service account credentials must have domain admin and local admin privileges. From the Select SQL Server Location dialog box. Select the Custom as an installation type and click Next. the database must reside in a pre-existing location. Click Next in the Spotlight on Active Directory Deployment Scripts Welcome dialog box. and Collector Management Console. Enter your full name and your organization name. 5. Click Next. you can still install the Collector Management Console. Click Next. Note: If one or more of the software prerequisites are not present. 3.0 installed. Spotlight Database Diagnostic Services From the Select SQL Server Location dialog box. 10. Click Next to continue with the installation. IF YOU SELECT Console THIS PAGE APPEARS The Ready to Install dialog box appears. 14 . These service credentials must have domain and local administrative privileges. Click Next. and click Next. Read and accept the license agreement. 2.

Provide your SQL server administrator with the SQL Scripts and their order of execution. Click Next to accept the default installation drive and path settings. 7.8. if you install a new version of Spotlight on Active Directory. ensure Windows Services are closed. The Application Maintenance dialog box appears asking to uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory from this computer. The Distributed Collector Services will not fully uninstall while the Event Viewer is open. Click Next to remove the application. 8. To manually uninstall data collectors. then click Next.8. 3.7 or earlier If you are currently running Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory 6.exe 1. Click Next to proceed to the Remove Remote Collectors dialog box. If you would like to remove the remote collectors. 5. "Using Distributed Collection of Analysis Test Data (Collectors)" in the Spotlight on Active Directory User Guide. 5.exe.0 To uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory 6.Quick Start Guide 4. Before you uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory.0. In the successful install dialog. Uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory Uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory 6. 6. Click the Install tab. Click Next to proceed to the Spotlight on Active Directory Uninstall dialog box. Launch autorun. 4. see Chapter 11. 15 . Windows Services will not register successfully unless Windows Services are closed. 2. Click Next in the Ready to Install the Application dialog box. before uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory components from all computers. Otherwise. and select Spotlight on Active Directory. Then click OK. 6. Also when you uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory. click Finish. ensure the Event Viewer is closed. To uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory through autorun. use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory. use Add/Remove Programs to uninstalling all hotfixes. select the check box.7 or earlier. Click the View the database deployment instructions check box to view the Release Notes which lists the order in which to run the SQL Scripts to manually install the database. or browse to select a different destination folder. A current version of Spotlight on Active Directory is detected.

Close all consoles before beginning any upgrade.8.exe 1.8.1 software is installed.exe installer to perform this upgrade. use the autorun. Double-click autorun. 16 .8. Follow the instructions provided for product downloads.1 1.Spotlight on Active Directory Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Log on to your computer using an account that has local administrative privileges.0 to 6. On each computer that contains an earlier version of one or more Spotlight on Active Directory components. To download Spotlight on Active Directory 3. 4.0 to 6. Navigate to the folder containing the downloaded installation package.8. This tool ensures that all Spotlight on Active Directory 6.8. specify the location of the existing Spotlight on Active Directory database. 3. Go to www. For all components except Distributed Collectors.exe.7 or earlier to 6. The SQL Server login account is used by the Web Service to contact the SQL database.com.0 software is uninstalled in the correct order.7 or earlier Before beginning any upgrade. Do not use Add/Remove Programs to perform this upgrade. When prompted for the database location. before the 6. 2.8. using either the Complete or Custom installation methods. backup your database. The local administrator account must be a member of the local administrator group and the Domain Administrator group. including hotfixes. The following are prerequisites to performing a 6.1 components as described in “Installing Spotlight on Active Directory” on page 10. You must have a valid SQL Server login account. To upgrade Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6.quest. Install the Spotlight on Active Directory 6.8. use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall those components.1 upgrade: • • You must have local Administrator privileges for the computer(s) on which you are installing Spotlight on Active Directory.1 Before beginning any upgrade. To launch autorun. 2.8. backup your database.

) Upgrade Web Reports. backup your database. 10. In the successful install dialog. Click Next.) To upgrade Spotlight on Active Directory components 1. 5. Upgrade on a single computer consists of three steps: 1. Select an installation drive and path settings. At the prompt to uninstall the current software. Click Next.1 on a single computer Before begining any upgrade. If Spotlight on Active Directory components are currently operating in a distributed environment. Click Next.0 to 6. follow “Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. (See “To upgrade Spotlight on Active Directory components” on page 17. This must be the same directory that contained the previous version.8. 2. The database is aggregated as part of the installation. Collector Management Console. 9. Launch autorun.8.exe from the Spotlight on Active Directory CD. Enter the name of the SQL Server or SQL Instance where the current database is located.1 on a single computer” on page 17. Database contents are not affected by the uninstall.8. (See “Upgrading Distributed Collectors” on page 19.) Upgrade Distributed Collectors. 8. The installer detects existing software. select Yes.0 to 6. Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Click Next. If this installation is on a single computer. Click Next.0 to 6.Quick Start Guide Spotlight on Active Directory components are upgraded in the same location as they are currently installed.1 in a Distributed Environment” on page 18. 2. follow “Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. Read the warning about database backup. Close all consoles before beginning any upgrade. Click Next.8. 12. (See “Upgrading the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports” on page 19. 7.8. as described in the Service Account Setup dialog. 11. Select Complete for the installation type. 3. 3.8. Enter the user name and password of the service account that has the required administrative privileges. Click Next. Enter your full name and your organization name. 4. Diagnostic Services. and select Spotlight on Active Directory. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box. Click the Install tab. click Finish. 17 . 6. Upgrade the following components: Console. Read and accept the license agreement.

This must be the same directory that contained the previous version.) 13. When you have performed this procedure for all Spotlight on Active Directory components.exe from the Spotlight on Active Directory CD. 2. (See “Upgrading the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports” on page 19. Click Next. To upgrade Spotlight on Active Directory components in a distributed environment 1. In the successful install dialog. Upgrade Distributed Collectors. However. click Next. complete the upgrade of the remaining components: 12.8. 10. Upgrade Web Reports. Launch autorun. backup your database. Click Next. the following is the preferred order of upgrade: • • • • • Console (one or more instances) Diagnostic Services Collector Management Console Distributed Collectors Web Reports On each computer that has one or more Spotlight on Active Directory components installed. and select Spotlight on Active Directory.) 18 . 3. 4. Select an installation drive and path settings. In the Ready to install dialog box. Select Custom for the installation type. Spotlight on Active Directory components can be installed in any order. Close all consoles before beginning any upgrade. 11. Indicate the features you want to install. use the following procedure to upgrade only those components that are currently installed on that computer. 9. Click the Install tab.Spotlight on Active Directory Upgrading Spotlight on Active Directory 6. 5. At the prompt to uninstall the current software. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box. Click Next.0 to 6. 7. The installer detects existing software. 8. Click Next. click Finish. 6. select Yes. Enter your full name and your organization name.8. Read and accept the license agreement. Click Next. (See “Upgrading Distributed Collectors” on page 19.1 in a Distributed Environment Before begining any upgrade.

click Finish. 2. enter SMTP Server and SMTP From Address that will send the subscription notifications. 3. 10. 19 . Click Next. 4. This means that the Distributed Collector requires an upgrade. Enter the User name and Password used to execute the tests. To upgrade Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports 1. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box.Quick Start Guide Upgrading Distributed Collectors On the Collector Management Console. In the Subscriptions dialog. the Version number and the icon to the left of the Distributed Collector name in the Installed Collectors pane are red. 7. and select Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. 9. Web Reports software must be upgraded to the same version as Spotlight on Active Directory in order to function properly. To upgrade the Distributed Collector 1. Launch autorun. Click Upgrade <Distributed Collector name> from the Actions pane. 3. The following message appears "The Distibuted Collector requires upgrade". uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. 4. 6. You can also hover the mouse pointer over the Distributed Collector name. Re-enter the Password. Click OK. Click Next. Click Next. Click Next to continue the installation. 2. Click the Distributed Collector requiring an upgrade. Using the Add or Remove Programs utility in the Windows Control Panel. 11.exe from the Spotlight on Active Directory CD. 5. Select an installation drive and path settings. 8. Click Next. Restart your computer to complete the upgrade. However. Click the Install tab. Read and accept the license agreement. Enter your full name and your organization name. 5. Enter the SQL server name and choose a method of authentication. Upgrading the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports Web reports are not required to operate core Spotlight on Active Directory functions. when used. Click Next. In the successful install dialog. 12.

The Live Topology View enables administrators to view the specific sections of AD on which they are focusing diagnostics and to access views by the FSMO role. Figure 2: Spotlight on Active Directory Live Topology Viewer Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer provides the following features. view links between AD DCs. Group Policy Objects (GPOs). change replication links. and availability problems exist in the environment. It visually indicates where replication. Administrators can view an entire Active Directory forest at a glance. and run analysis tests to pinpoint key problems within your Active Directory (AD) environment. You can view replication between DCs.Spotlight on Active Directory Understanding Spotlight on Active Directory Features Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer displays the configuration of your organization’s Active Directory. FEATURE Live Topology Viewer DESCRIPTION Displays the entire AD site and replication infrastructure. even first-level administrators can use this tool to determine the root cause of a problem. Because of its easy-to-understand graphical representation of the AD environment. red= bad paradigm—quickly locate and troubleshoot AD problems. and—with a simple green=good. performance. It gives you the tools to diagnose and repair replication. 20 . and time synchronization issues.

The default directory is C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Spotlight on Active Directory. Type SladTV. such as directory and file replication and time synchronization. These tests allow them to analyze the core processes of Spotlight on Active Directory. Open a command prompt. enterprise-wide. to ensure that they are functioning properly.Quick Start Guide FEATURE Analysis Tests DESCRIPTION Helps administrators to determine where to start their diagnosis. for a consolidated view of proactive diagnostic data and performance information. the integrated DNS diagnostics provide administrators with a single interface to ensure that both the AD and DNS are functioning properly Integration with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM 2005) Web Reports Integrated DNS Diagnostics Running Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer You can start Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer from the Windows Start menu or from a command prompt. you must have administrative privileges to run the Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer. The tests automate several manual steps into a single intelligent analysis. 2. trend analysis data over time. are working properly. They generate immediate feedback in the Live Topology View.exe is located. The reports enable administrators to identify trouble areas in the organization’s AD and resolve them before they impact clients. Checks all the necessary conditions to determine if DNS is healthy and responsive and that DCs are properly configured to use DNS. as well as a comprehensive status of key Spotlight on Active Directory processes to MOM 2005. provides expanded monitoring of Active Directory. highlighting problem areas with key AD processes such as directory replication. Given the AD’s reliance on a healthy DNS. 21 . To run Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer • Select Start | Programs | Quest Software | Spotlight on Active Directory | Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer. If you are using Spotlight on Active Directory on Windows Vista. Go to the directory where sladtv. and ensure that the DC status is healthy and core AD processes. To run Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer from the command prompt 1. 3. and DC performance. DNS.

22 . Click OK. After installing Spotlight on Active Directory. 4.M. 11. Right-click two specific DCs on the same site and select Detect | Directory Replication | Verify Directory Replication Health | Run Once. Scenario 1: Running the Verify Directory Replication Health Test Once In this scenario. 2. Start Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer. 9. Select Run every day at in the Scheduling tab and enter 8:00 A. 3. you are running the test for all selected servers on the same site. 3. 10. 8. Right-click two specific DCs on the same site and select Detect | Directory Replication | Verify Directory Replication Health | Schedule. Select the source server. 2. Click 10 for the Inter-site timeout period. To run the Verify Directory Replication Health once 1. Enter 30 for the number of maximum notifications to be sent per alarm. Select Run this test for all selected servers. Click the Topology tab to return to the topology view. Click OK. the Topology Viewer will automatically discover your topology. This opens the Analysis Test dialog box. 8. 4. 7. 6. 7. Select Run this test for all selected servers. Click OK. Select the Notifications tab in the Advanced Options pane. Start Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer. The test will timeout after ten minutes.Spotlight on Active Directory Step-By-Step Walkthrough using Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer These step-by-step walkthroughs take you through a typical scenario of running the Verify Directory Replication Health Test once and scheduling the test to run regularly with notifications (if the test fails upon completion). The viewer will automatically apply the layout of the last topology you were monitoring. Click the Analysis Test Results tab to view the results of the Verify Directory Replication Health test. To schedule the Verify Directory Replication Health Test with notifications 1. The viewer will automatically apply the layout of the last topology you were monitoring. Select the notification group you want to notify. Select the source server. Scenario 2: Scheduling the Verify Directory Replication Health Test with Notifications This step-by-step scenario allows you to schedule the Verify Directory Replication Health Test to run every morning at 8 A. 6.M. 5. Click 10 for the Inter-site timeout period. 12. You will also configure to allow a maximum of 30 notifications to be sent after two alarms if the test fails upon completion. 5. Enter 2 for the number of consecutive alarms.

resource bottlenecks are highlighted in yellow and red. Figure 3: Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console provides the following features: FEATURE Intuitive User Interface DESCRIPTION Allows you to identify problem areas quickly in Active Directory subsystems and take appropriate corrective action. and next steps. In this consolidated view of system status. From the Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console home page. and icons. Expert Help 23 .Quick Start Guide The configured analysis test executes. Explains each process and counter on a DC. common solutions. which is included with Spotlight on Active Directory. It also enables additional drilldown into more detailed Windows processes and counters through Spotlight on Windows. you can drill down from this view to see in-depth graphs and reports on underlying statistics. The help system offers suggestions on how to resolve the alarm. graphs. When you need detailed information. Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console visually represents the flow of data from the network and through a DC using flowcharts. If the test fails. and what a raised alarm means. and administrators can drill down on alerts for expert help and resolution suggestions. you can view the replication traffic and response times to pinpoint and alleviate problem areas as they occur. a notification is sent to all members of the specified notification group.

At 80 percent. They show real-time values for such things as CPU use. • The Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console home page depicts the flow of information between the network and Active Directory. Colors are used to alert you to potential trouble areas within the system. processed in real time. the more data is being exchanged. and an explanation of what is causing the bottleneck. you must connect to it. Diagnostics Help isolate potential problems. Once a problem area is highlighted in the Topology Viewer. Alarms can be used to initiate custom processes. a medium alarm will be raised. you must add a new connection using the Spotlight Connection Manager. The event log for that computer is also displayed. Alarms Adding a New Connection Before you can use Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console to analyze a target server or DC. • Alarms are automatically generated when values of components or dataflow objects reach a certain range or threshold. Diagnosing and resolving performance problems have never been easier. AD Database Store size. number of replication partners. its effect on other processes. the components change color according to the severity level. • When alarms are generated. The Diagnostic Console graphically displays the flow of data from the network through the various system processes on a DC. Alarms within the Diagnostic Console allow for right-click access to the detailed descriptions of the process. but they can naturally be configured as required by the administrator to better suit the environment. For example. Colors and flow rates indicate the current status of each dataflow. a critical alarm will be raised. Drilldowns are detailed breakdowns of the underlying statistics of the selected component. alarm help is available to provide suggestions and tips to assist in resolving the problem. • Once these thresholds are exceeded. the Total Processor Utilization has preset alarms at 80 percent and 90 percent. If you have not previously connected to that server or DC. These thresholds have been preset by Quest’s Active Directory experts and based on customer feedback. Alarms in the diagnostic console are preconfigured for immediate use. and last LDAP bind time. where necessary. The faster a dataflow. • The objects contained in each pane are called components in Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console. 24 . Spotlight on Active Directory enables the rapid diagnosis and resolution of that problem through the Diagnostic Console. and visually identify any major issues.Spotlight on Active Directory FEATURE Preconfigured Thresholds DESCRIPTION Assist you in detecting problems. Provide advanced troubleshooting advice. Drilldowns Provide detailed and extensive statistics on individual components. The graphs assist in identifying specific problems within your system. • The panes on the main window represent the network and processes that manipulate and control Active Directory. • The dataflows between the panes provide a visual display of data and information flow inside an Active Directory DC. at 90 percent. highlighting resource bottlenecks for quick drilldown.

Double-click New Connection in the Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console connections pane. Select Start | Programs | Quest Software | Spotlight | Spotlight on Active Directory. Click OK to open a Properties window for the new connection.Quick Start Guide Connections appear as icons in the Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console connections pane in the Spotlight Connection Manager. you can run Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console. This launches the Spotlight console. 2. Click the connection icon in the Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console connections pane that represents the system or DC to which you want to connect. and then add it. Click Spotlight on Active Directory in the Spotlight Connection Manager window. and click OK. If the connection icon for the system or DC to which you want to connect does not appear in the Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console connections pane. Running Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console Once you have created a connection for the system or DC to which you want to connect. 4. To create a new connection for Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console 1. DC. Select Start | Programs | Quest Software | Spotlight | Spotlight on Active Directory. Click Spotlight on Active Directory in the Connections pane. 3. 4. Click Connect. 6. or all open connections. You can disconnect from a single system. 2. Disconnecting Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console supports multiple connections to different systems or DCs. To run Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console from Windows 1. 25 . To disconnect from the current system • Select File | Disconnect. 5. This launches the Spotlight console and the Spotlight Connection Manager dialog box. 3. you must create a new connection. Enter the required information as follows: REQUIRED INFORMATION Select connection type New connection name DESCRIPTION Click the box and choose the type of connection you want to add from the list. Click OK to add the new connection to the list of Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console connections. Enter the name of the DC or system in the Address box. – OR – Click 7. to browse to the DC you want connected. Enter a unique name you want to use for the new connection.

2. Click the Queues tab to view Replication Queues. Right-click a DC and click Launch Diagnostic Console. 3. After installing Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console. Right-click DRA Activity. 4. Remaining Objects.Spotlight on Active Directory To disconnect from all open connections • Select File | Disconnect All. you must connect to a DC for the purposes of this walkthrough. and Objects Applied per Second (the rate at which objects are applied to the database). 5. To view directory replication health 1. To view metrics of Objects Applied per Second 1. such as Object Applied per Second. Scenario: Viewing Directory Replication Health You are the network administrator for your company. you notice that an alarm has generated to indicate a problem with directory replication health. 26 . You can view the metrics of any of the components in the Activity tab. Select the Metrics tab. NTFRS I/O Activity. Click the Activity tab to view DRA Activity. 2. and NTFRS CPU Usage. Step-By-Step Walkthrough using Spotlight on Active Directory Diagnostic Console This step-by-step walkthrough takes you through a typical scenario of viewing directory replication problems. Start Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer. When you arrive at work on Monday morning. click the Replication button. From the toolbar.

and allow your report consumers to view data across multiple subsections of your organization.Quick Start Guide Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports Web Reports allows you to view reports containing information that you collect and store using Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer. Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports gives you the ability to report on monitored counter data from anywhere within the network. Preconfigured Reports are organized into the following categories: • My Reports (shown only in the web browser) • Summary Reports • Server Health • Directory Replication • File Replication • Time Synchronization • DNS • Group Policy Objects • Inventory Preconfigured 27 . and sorting options. format. Web Reports is a web-based reporting tool installed on an Internet Information Services (IIS) server. depending on your security clearance within Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. Custom reports can be edited. You can select fields. Properly configured. Retrieves and displays historical results stored in your database. filters. Figure 4: Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports Web Reports hosts the following two types of reports: REPORT Custom DESCRIPTION Allows you to build your own reports based on existing data sources. grouping.

If you are using Windows Server 2003/2003 R2. 7. 10. Once you have installed Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. ensure the following are enabled: • Static Content and Default Document (on Common HTTP Features role services) • ASP. Click Next. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box. Click Next again. Launch autorun. For distributed Web Reports installation. ensure IIS is configured properly.exe. and select Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. If you are using IIS 7.NET Configuration Issues” on page 33 for more information. 4. Click Next. use SQL Server authentication. Click Next to view enter the name of the server where the Spotlight on Active Directory database resides. 2. Click Next. If you select SQL Server authentication.NET activated in Windows Server 2003 to display the treeview in Storage Analyzer Web Reports. (For more information on ASP. and Server Side Includes (on Application Development role services) • Windows Authentication (on Security role services) You can install the Web Services (IIS) role using Add Roles Wizard. Before installing Quest Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. To install Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports 1. Select the type of network authentication to use. 28 . see See“Defining Your .exe. ensure the following IIS components are enabled: • Common Files (for IIS) • Internet Information Services Manager (for IIS) • World Wide Web Service (for IIS and World Wide Web Services) • Active Server Pages (for World Wide Web Services) You must also have ASP. Enter your full name and your organization name. 3.NET. Select an installation drive and path settings. you can use the Configuration button accessed through File | Subscriptions to define the required information. access the Server Manager and select Server Roles | Web Server (IIS) | Role Services. You do not have to set up the mail server at this point. Click the Install tab. ASP. Click Next. which is provided in the installation package. Click Next.Spotlight on Active Directory Installing Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports You can install the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports using autorun. See “Appendix A: Microsoft . Read and accept the license agreement.0 on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2.NET Framework Version” on page 33. To modify an existing Web Server role.NET. Enter the name of the mail server that will send web report subscriptions. and the name of the user sending those subscriptions. 9. 8. you must also provide the user name and password for the server account that will be used. 6. 5.

2. If you do not have a desktop icon. 29 . check the security privileges on the web site and make sure appropriate permissions are set for administrative access to the site. Authentication. you must relaunch it for the Web Reports component to be recognized. If Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer was open. Running Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports There are several ways to access the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports component.Quick Start Guide 11. – OR – Open your web browser and go to http://IISSERVERNAME/SpotlightonAD/WebReport. Uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports You can uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports through Add/Remove Programs. To access the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports component • Select Programs | Quest Software | Quest Spotlight on Active Directory | Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. Directory Changes. Click Finish. Click Reports. Exchange Client Usage. Select Programs | Quest Software | Quest Spotlight on Active Directory | Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports. DNS Interaction. If typing in the URL for Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports does not bring up a valid web page. – OR – Click the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports icon on your desktop. Click the Web Reports tab to view a list of reports. The Corporate Active Directory At A Glance dialog box appears. Finally. IISSERVERNAME is the server where the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports home page resides.asp. Also ensure that the necessary IIS Services are running properly on the server. you can also access the preconfigured reports by opening your web browser and going to the Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports home page at: http://IISSERVERNAME/SpotlightonAD/WebReport. To examine the configuration summary and activity of a specific DC 1. which provides information on activities such as Inventory. Step-By-Step Walkthrough using Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports Scenario: Examining the configuration summary and activity for a DC Use Web Reports to examine the configuration summary and activity for a specific DC.asp. 3. Click the number next to Domains from the Inventory activity. and Replication. You can drill down to view details on these activities on a daily or hourly basis. ensure that ASP (Active Server Pages) is enabled on the IISSERVERNAME server.

and send back only the final results to the Diagnostic Services. which is provided in the installation package. Distributed collectors are configured to manage entire sites and/or specific servers. The Diagnostic Services runs all tests. 30 . and run any tests against the servers in their managed list. The Domain Controller At A Glance dialog box opens showing the server configuration for that DC. Authentication. Bind and Query Time. network usage is reduced.Spotlight on Active Directory The Inventory:Domains dialog box appears. which lists all the domains in your Active Directory forest. and Event Log Errors. You can also view the server configuration of a DC by selecting Summary Reports | Domain Controller at a Glance. 4. This feature supports site collection. Thus. Directory Usage. using a default collector.exe. Figure 5: Collector Management Console Installing the Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collector You can install the Quest Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collector using autorun. Distributed collectors can reduce this load by allowing other servers to share the data collection and test execution. The distributed collectors process the request. Click a DC from the Domain Controller column. You will also be able to view Processor and Memory Utilization. Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors Distributed Collectors localize data collection and processing before the data is transferred to the central Diagnostic Services. It is recommended you install Diagnostic Services before installing Distributed Collectors. Distributed collectors are installed manually or through the Collector Management Console to additional servers on the network. and targeted collection where a distributed collector runs all tests for a specific DC. Performance Alerts. which can cause a heavy load on the host system. where a distributed collector runs all tests for each DC in the site.

Click Next again. 9. Listening Port. Click the Install tab. To access the Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors component • Select Programs | Quest Software | Spotlight on Active Directory | Spotlight Collector Console. The Collector Management Console opens. Click Next to enter your user name and your password to run the distributed collector service. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box. To view the status of all Distributed Collectors. Click Next. the Listening Port is 9605. 2. use the Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collector Console that can be installed via the installation CD. Select the type of network authentication to use. Click Finish. 7. 4. Running Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors Distributed Collectors run as the Spotlight Collector service on the host computer. 31 . Launch autorun. Click Next to enter the Diagnostic Services name. 3.Quick Start Guide To install the Spotlight on Active Directory Collector 1. and the collector name is Collector. and Collector Name where the collector will reside. 6. Uninstalling Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors You can uninstall Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors through Add/Remove Programs. Click Next. 5. – OR – Click the Spotlight Collector Console icon on your desktop. By default. Read and accept the license agreement. and select Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collector. Step-By-Step Walkthrough using Spotlight on Active Directory Distributed Collectors Scenario: Using the Collector Management Console to install a Distributed Collector Use the Collector Management Console to install a Distributed Collector. 8. the service is set to start automatically and requires no user interaction. Click Next By default. Specify the user name as Domain\User name.exe.

Enter a user name and password to execute tests. Re-enter the password. 5. 7. and numbers. You cannot use special characters such as underscores. Enter the host name of the server on which the distributed collector is to be installed. Enter 9605 as the default listening port that collector will use to receive information. Click Install Distributed Collector from the Actions pane. spaces. 2. If the server is in a different forest than the computer. The Install Distributed Collector dialog box opens. 32 . 8. 4. specify the host name as Domain\user name. Enter the name of the distributed collector. 3. Click OK.Spotlight on Active Directory To use the Collector Management Console to install a Distributed Collector 1. Open the Collector Management Console. 6. The name can include letters.

NET version.microsoft. 2. so you may need to change the version used by IIS. the version represents the .NET Configuration Issues Fixing Configuration Mappings for ASP. In the Open text box.0 on a Windows 2000 Domain Controller with Service Pack 4 Article ID:824308 <http://support.exe utility: • • • Click Start. In the Open text box. 33 . and then click Run. type cmd.NET 1. and then click Run.NET Framework version 2. Currently. You must replace the placeholder in the example with an actual version number. type iisreset. and that Microsoft ASP.NET.en-us.NET which will result in Spotlight on Active Directory being unable to report information properly. Should you encounter this issue.NET 2. Run the Aspnet_regiis.NET Framework directory version that is installed on the server.NET. Restart the IIS Service: • • • Click Start.com/default.0 must be installed on the IIS server that hosts Spotlight on Active Directory Reports.Quick Start Guide Appendix A: Microsoft . To fix configuration mappings for ASP.NET 2.NET Framework installed on you local computer. Click OK. The error indicates that Microsoft .0 and ASP. see the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: BUG: IWAM Account Is Not Granted the Impersonate Privilege for ASP. you may encounter a configuration issue with Microsoft .NET\Framework\version\aspnet_regiis.0. Internet Information Server (IIS) automatically uses the most recent .aspx?scid=kb.NET are installed.NET Framework version 2. • Click OK. the following procedure explains how to properly configure Microsoft ASP. if you are sure that the Microsoft . you may need to repair the IIS mappings for ASP. Spotlight on Active Directory only supports .NET must be enabled on the virtual directory that contains Spotlight on Active Directory Reports. type the following: "%windir%\Microsoft. However. At the command prompt.exe" -i In this path. and then click OK.82430> Defining Your . The following procedure is based on the procedure given in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 306005. If the error message persists and the host IIS server is a Windows 2000 Domain Controller.NET In some Microsoft environments.NET Framework Version If you have more than one version of Microsoft .

5. and select .0. Select the ASP. 34 .com/?id=894435) or Spotlight on Active Directory Release Notes. Click Start | Control Panel and select Administrative Tools.1 or ASP. Reconfiguring IIS to run in 32-bit mode can cause compatibility issues with other web applications installed on the same server. Click OK. Select the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. Right-click on the SpotlightonAD web application and click Properties. see the Microsoft Knowledgebase Article 894435 (http://support.NET 2. reconfiguring IIS to run in 32-bit mode may cause compatibility issues with SQL Server 2005 Web Services. For instructions on how to do configure IIS to run either the 32-bit version of ASP.NET Framework version used by IIS 1. 4. you must reconfigure IIS to run in 32-bit mode.microsoft. 6. Running Reports on 64-Bit Operating Systems Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports can be installed on 64-bit operating systems. Expand the Local computer | Web Sites | Default Web Site. Particularly.NET Version box. 3.Spotlight on Active Directory To change the Microsoft . 2. but IIS must be reconfigured to allow Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports to operate correctly.NET 1.0 from the ASP. Quest does not recommend installing Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports on 64-bit operating systems. This procedure can cause application compatibility issues with other web applications installed on the same IIS Web Server so it is recommended that Spotlight on Active Directory Web Reports be run only on servers without other web applications.NET 2. On 64-bit operating systems.NET tab.

By default. If this service is stopped. 35 . Your network discovery is in Custom mode until you enable these services. For more information.Quick Start Guide Appendix B: Network Browsing on Windows 2008/Windows 2008 R2 If you are not able to fully browse your Windows 2008/Windows 2008 R2 network.microsoft. network resources will no longer be published and they will not be discovered by other computers on the network. Network discovery only “turns on” fully if you enable the following services which are turned off or disabled by default: • • • • • DNS Client Functional Discovery Resource Publication. or your product is not generating picklists of relevant networks. network discovery will sit at “custom” and not allow you to see the networks in the pick lists. see http://social. Reboot your network if necessary. SSDP Discovery UPnP Device Host Service Computer browser Without these services. SSDP Discovery Service and UPnP Device Host Service are disabled on Windows Server 2008. network browsing may not be fully enabled.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/c4e7941b-56f2-43ed-ab3c-1 efc76bb1ddf.technet.

The NT File Replication Service deals with changes to files that are part of the group policy template. File Replication Service (NTFRS) The part of Active Directory that deals with the replication of files. The Action Results list contains the results of all completed actions. Forest A collection of one or more Windows Active Directory trees. It is vital to security and Group Policy Object (GPO) maintenance that includes the file portion of GPOs. computer accounts. the Diagnostic Services runs all tests using a default collector. or processing of another application or computer (known as the server). Action Results AD Client Collector Management Console An application that allows you to specify distributed collectors to handle test requests against specific sites or servers to reduce the load on the central Spotlight on Active Directory server. Link Replication A line showing a connection between two DCs. It supports site collection. 36 . Distributed Collectors A feature localizes data collection and processing before the data is transferred to the central Diagnostic Services. Active Directory. printers. data. Global Catalog (GC) A GC server is a DC that contains a subset of information about all objects within all domains of the Active Directory data store. Domain Controller (DC) A server that authenticates domain logon passwords. user accounts. It is used to improve performance of authentications and for sharing information between domains. Domain A domain is a logical collection of resources. The mechanism employed by Active Directory to ensure changes made to objects are propagated throughout the network. and maintains the security accounts master database for a domain. Diagnostic Services A component that is responsible for managing the test execution schedule.Spotlight on Active Directory Terminology Action A task performed by Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer at the request of the user. organized as peers. where a distributed collector runs all tests for each domain controller (DC) in the site. and other related objects. Good examples are logon scripts and administrative templates. and targeted collection where a distributed collector runs all tests for a specific DC. and connected by transitive two-way trust relationships between the root domains of each tree. maintains security policy. By default. directory services. It consists of computers. A software application that requests the services.

Server Information The information that appears whenever the pointer moves over DCs in the Spotlight on Active Directory Topology Viewer window. Access to a range of administrative actions is provided through a shortcut menu. Topology View Pane The window where the topology view of a network is viewed. 37 . Time Synchronization The process by which DCs keep their time consistent across the forest.Quick Start Guide Server A computer in a network shared by multiple users.

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