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Active Roles 7.2.1 - Evaluator Guide

Introduction Test lab setup Managing users and groups Delegating administration Using Managed Units Using Active Roles policies Managing Exchange recipients Managing permissions in Active Directory Using dynamic groups Delegating computer resource management Using audit trail and reporting Using Active Roes replication Customizing the Web Interface

Test the delegated administrator’s rights

Delegating computer resource management > Test the delegated administrator’s rights

The delegated administrator can use the Active Roles Web Interface for Administrators to perform management tasks on computer resources. Take the following steps to verify the administrator’s rights.

To verify the delegated administrator’s rights

  1. Log on to your computer with the delegated administrator’s user name and password.
  2. Connect to the Web Interface for Administrators: Open your Web browser and navigate to http://localhost/ARWebAdmin.
  3. In the Search box on the header of the Web Interface page, type the name of the OU for which the delegated administrator is assigned the Server Operator role, and then press Enter.
  4. In the list of search results, click the name of the OU to displays a list of computers held in that OU.
  5. In the list of computers, click select the check box next to the name of a computer.
  6. In the right pane of the Web Interface page, click Manage to view a list of resource categories.
  7. Verify that you can start and stop services on the selected computer:
    1. In the list of resource categories, click Services to view a list of services installed on the selected computer.
    2. To start a stopped service, select the check box next to the name of that service, and then click Start in the right pane.
    3. To stop a started service, select the check box next to the name of that service, and then click Start in the right pane.
  8. Return to the list of resource categories: In the breadcrumb navigation control above the list of services, click the name of the computer, and then, in the right pane of the Web Interface page, click Manage.
  9. Verify that you have full control of network shares on the selected computer:
    1. In the list of resource categories, click Shares to view a list of network file shares defined on the selected computer.
    2. To create a new share, click New Share in the right pane of the Web Interface page.
    3. To manage an existing share, select the check box next to the name of that share and use commands in the upper area of the right pane:
      • Click Properties to view or change the properties and security settings of the selected share.
      • Click the Stop Sharing command to remove the selected share.
  10. Return to the list of resource categories: In the breadcrumb navigation control above the list of services, click the name of the computer, and then, in the right pane of the Web Interface page, click Manage.
  11. Verify that you can view or change printer properties as well as pause, resume, and cancel printing of documents on a given printer:
    1. In the list of resource categories, click Printers to view a list of printers installed on the selected computer.
    2. In the list of printers, select the check box next to the name of a printer and then click commands in the right pane of the Web Interface page to perform the following tasks:
      • Click Properties to view or change the properties of the selected printer.
      • Click Pause to suspend printing of all documents on the printer. This will replace Pause with Resume.
      • To continue printing, click Resume.
      • Click Cancel All Documents to cancel printing of all documents on the printer.
      • Click Print Jobs to view a list of documents being printed. You can select a document from the list, and then use command in the right pane to pause, resume, restart, or cancel printing of that document.

Using audit trail and reporting

Using audit trail and reporting

This section describes how to view the Active Roles audit trail and how to work with Active Roles reports.

Analyze the Audit Trail

Using audit trail and reporting > Analyze the Audit Trail

Active Roles provides a complete audit trail, showing who performed what actions and who tried to perform actions that were not permitted, and offers a rich suite of reports based on the audit trail.

Active Roles creates the audit trail by generating events and recording them into the Active Roles Admin Service event log. You can use Event Viewer to examine events in that log, or you can use Active Roles reports to perform an in-depth analysis of the audit trail.

Examine the audit trail using event viewer

Using audit trail and reporting > Analyze the Audit Trail > Examine the audit trail using event viewer

To view details about an Active Roles event

  1. On the computer running the Active Roles Administration Service, open Event Viewer.
  2. In the console tree, under Application and Services Logs, select the Active Roles Admin Service log.
  3. In the details pane, right-click an event, and then click Event Properties.
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