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easy way to automate and email results for active directory health and replication

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i often find out when its too late thasy sysvol has not replicated on a dc
or that there is an issue with replication or Active Directory health
How can i easily automate and maybe email daily reports for active directory health

2008 r2 domain
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by:VirastaR
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Hi,

You can give a shot with this free tools.

Top 5 Free Microsoft Tools for Active Directory Health
but might a lot of manual process and time to time administrative overhead as well.

I however recommend, Operation Manager as a recommended Solution.

You can either try Microsoft Operation's Manager like
Microsoft Operations Manager
3rd Part OpsManager
Monitoring Active Directory Using OpsManager

Try Evaluating above solutions and if it fits your bill and administrative needs the go for it.

Hope that helps :)
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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Create a batch file to check the health status (you can set this ativity in task scheduler),

After complteting the report. Using SMTP server, you can get email alerts,
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by:dougdog
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could you provide scripts?
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by:jairajnaidu
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check if any VB scripts are available or user SCOM
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by:michaelalphi
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Basically, AD health comes down to three main tasks: installation and deployment, maintenance and break-fix repairs when something goes wrong. For step-wise guidance about : How to check AD health, please go through this well described link : http://searchmidmarketsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-perform-an-Active-Directory-health-check
Though, MS-Library also has a good opinion over this point which explains in detail of all benefits by end users as well as for administrators. You can check here to gather complete information.
Moreover, as you want automatic AD health report over your email, you can have also a look at this utility (http://www.activedirectorymanagement.org/) which I hope, would be a good choice for you.
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