Active Directory forms the core part of the Microsoft Windows domain administration. It is a very critical component, as the failure of it may disrupt the entire network. When the directory service fails, the details are promptly recorded in the logs. If the logs are analyzed thoroughly, the root cause of the failure can be found. Any operation on the Active Directory objects has to be captured. The Active Directory operations on directory service object and replica source naming context directly affects the user accesses and operations of machines in the network. Thus, monitoring Active Directory log events is critical to ensure smooth functioning of networks.
EventLog Analyzer can monitor Active Directory logs and any specific failure incident can be tracked in real-time. With this, it can alert the network administrator instantly, so that remedial measures can be taken swiftly to avoid network failure.
It has the flexibility to create custom reports to monitor Active Directory specific events. The respective event IDs of Active Directory can be monitored.
Ensure that logging is enabled for Active Directory events and it is not filtered by the event filter of EventLog Analyzer.
Active Directory is a directory service of Microsoft Windows domain networks. It forms part of the Windows Server operating system. Server which run Active Directory are called Domain Controllers. It provides administrators with centralized administration and security of network. It authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows network domain. It assigns and enforces security policies on all computers. It uses Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). The logs of Active Directory is stored in the Event Viewer of Windows OS.
The Windows Server 2000 and 2003 event IDs for Directory service
Windows 565 - Object Open (Active Directory)
Windows 566 - Object Operation (W3 Active Directory)
The Windows Server 2008 event IDs for Directory service
Windows 4661 - A handle to an object was requested
Windows 4662 - An operation was performed on an object
Windows 4928 - An Active Directory replica source naming context was established
Windows 4929 - An Active Directory replica source naming context was removed
Windows 4930 - An Active Directory replica source naming context was modified
Windows 4931 - An Active Directory replica destination naming context was modified
Windows 4932 - Synchronization of a replica of an Active Directory naming context has begun
Windows 4933 - Synchronization of a replica of an Active Directory naming context has ended
Windows 4934 - Attributes of an Active Directory object were replicated
Windows 4935 - Replication failure begins
Windows 4936 - Replication failure ends
Windows 4937 - A lingering object was removed from a replica
Windows 5136 - A directory service object was modified
Windows 5137 - A directory service object was created
Windows 5138 - A directory service object was undeleted
Windows 5139 - A directory service object was moved
Windows 5141 - A directory service object was deleted