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!!!NEW!!! !!!NEW!!! Active Directory Management Pack !!!NEW!!! !!!NEW!!!

By Marnix Wolf

Yikes! Seems like Microsoft has released a TOTAL NEW AD MP! Which is quite awesome since the previous MP had some serious issues. Most of them seem to be fixed in this MP.

The version of this MP is What has changed? A LOT!!! Taken directly from the guide:

Version of the Management Pack for ADDS is an initial release of a new Management Pack for Active Directory® (AD). It is based on the Active Directory Management Pack (AD MP) and includes many changes from the AD MP.

Removed Event Alert rules, all Error and Warning events from AD related event logs are now only collected in the Events collections. Informational events can be collected as well by turning on the Information Events rules. Replication Monitoring replaced with the following monitors: AD Replication Queue Monitor AD Show Replication Check Replication Partner Count Monitor Replication Consistency Monitor Removed Reliance on OOMADS.dll for Domain Controller monitoring removed oomads dependency from all MPs. Removed dependency on down-level DC discovery MPs Created well defined aggregate roll-ups for health monitors New server health monitors Strict replication …read more

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