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Monitoring Active directory

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I would like to start monitoring our active directory. Can anyone tell me the most critical events you would check for.
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There are some for FRS that you should look out for  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727056.aspx

...but really use tools like dcdiag and repadmin regularly to also monitor health, Brian has a good entry on some of those tools with their switches

http://msmvps.com/blogs/ad/archive/2008/06/03/active-directory-health-checks-for-domain-controllers.aspx

If you are on 2008 you can use the best practice analyzer for AD and DNS also.

Thanks

Mike
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That rather depends on what you mean by 'monitoring' and what events are important to you

For repadmin is a good place to start to ensure proper replication

If you actually mean 'auditing' then see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773209(WS.10).aspx
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