Registering Targets with AD Health Profiler

Registering Targets with AD Health Profiler

AD Health Profiler is designed to work with Targets. A Target is a destination system on which Dynamic Packs execute. AD Health Profiler supports six targets; Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Subscriptions. You will always register your Target before you can start to work with the AD Health Profiler. Application is designed to work with Server technology. In other words, application does not work with client computers. So you cannot register client computers with AD Health Profiler.

You can register or manage targets by clicking the "Manage Targets" button as shown in the screenshot below:

Managing Targets Screen

Managing Targets Screen

Since Health Profiles require a Target to be specified during Health Profile creation, you must register a Target. When registering targets, take a note of points mentioned below:

  • When registering Active Directory Forest as a Target, you need to provide a valid AD Forest license. Free version of AD Health Profiler ships with two AD Licenses that you can use to register two AD Forests.
  • There is no need to provide a license to register targets other than Active Directory Forest. In other words, all other targets can be registered without providing a valid license.

Registering Microsoft Active Directory Targets

Explains how to register an Active Directory Forest as a Target in AD Health Profiler. When registering Active Directory Forest as a Target, you are required to enter a valid AD Forest license.

Tip: You don't need a license for Targets other than an Active Directory Forest.

If you are using free version of AD Health Profiler, we provide two free licenses that you can use to register two Active Directory Forests. Below free licenses are valid for use with free version of AD Health Profiler.

  • License 1: FBAB-FTTR-FWLE-FAPU
  • License 2: FBAB-FTTR-FWLE-FAPR

To register your AD Forest as a Target, click on "Manage Targets" button in the Left Pane. Once clicked, right pane will show the Manage Target window as shown in the screenshot below:

Registering a Target

Registering a Target

 In the "AD Forest License", type in any of the free licenses or if you have purchased an AD license. In "AD Forest Name" field, type in your AD Forest name. If you need to populate current AD Forest name, click on the button next to "AD Forest Name" field. Next, click "Register AD Forest" button to register AD Forest with AD Health Profiler.

Once AD Forest is registered as a Target with AD Health Profiler, you must discover it before you can create health profiles.

Tip: Discovery process is not applicable to targets other than Active Directory Forest.

Select AD Forest in "Managed AD Forests" tree and then click on the "Discover" button. By default, discovery process uses Locally Logged On Credentials. If you would like to discover under a different set of credentials, you must add the credential first and then select the credential in the drop down.

Once Active Directory Forest has been discovered and added under AD Health Profiler management, you will receive a confirmation dialogue box as shown in the screenshot below:

Discovery Complete Message

Discovery Complete Message

Now, you can create a Health Profile and then add discovered AD Forest as a Target to the Health Profile.

Registering Microsoft Hyper-V Targets

We will provide information about registering Microsoft Hyper-V Targets here...

Registering Microsoft Exchange Targets

We will provide information about registering Microsoft Exchange Targets here...

Registering Microsoft SQL Targets

We will provide information about registering Microsoft SQL Targets here...

Registering Microsoft Azure Subscription Targets

We will provide information about registering Microsoft Azure Subscription Targets here...

Registering Microsoft Office 365 Subscription Targets

We will provide information about registering Microsoft Office 365 Subscription Targets here...

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