ADAudit Plus can be started either in the system account (when run as service) or in the user account (when run as application).
When ADAudit Plus is installed as a Service
Installing ADAudit Plus as a Service allows it to be started from the system account.
To start ADAudit Plus Service:
Click on Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Start the Service 'ManageEngine ADAudit Plus'
When ADAudit Plus is not installed as a Service
In this case, ADAudit Plus can only be started in the user account
To start the product:
Select Start > All Programs > ADAudit Plus > Start ADAudit Plus Server
On starting ADAudit Plus, the client is automatically launched in the default browser.
When ADAudit Plus is started in Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Windows 2012 / 2008 R2 / 2008 / 2003 machines with firewall enabled, Windows may pop up security alerts asking whether to Allow access or block as shown below:
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition binary - Java.
You should Allow access to start ADAudit Plus.
Open a Web browser and type http://hostname:8081 in the address bar. Here the hostname refers to the DNS name of the machine, where ADAudit Plus is running.
Specify the user name and password as admin (for first time users) in the respective fields and click Login. If you have changed the password, you should use the changed password to login.
To stop ADAudit Plus, select Start > All Programs > ADAudit Plus > Stop ADAudit Plus Server