You may need to populate the newly created Management History database with your existing Management History data, so that the data remains available to the Active Roles user interfaces after you have configured the Administration Service to use the new Management History database. You can do this by using Active Roles Configuration Center on the computer running the Administration Service.
To import Management History data
You can start Configuration Center by selecting Active Roles Active Roles Configuration Center on the Apps page or Start menu, depending upon the version of your Windows operating system. For detailed instructions, see Running Configuration Center.
The Destination Database page identifies the Management History database of the Administration Service to which you are going to import data (destination database), and allows you to select an authentication option.
You may choose not to import all the data records as importing a large volume of data may take hours or more. Later, you can import additional data by choosing a different range of data records. During subsequent import sessions, the wizard only imports the data records that were not imported earlier.
The Import Management History wizard merges the Management History data found in an existing Active Roles database with the data stored in the Management History database. The wizard only adds new data, keeping intact any data that already exists in the Management History database. You may import Management History data at any convenient time after you have configured the Administration Service to use the new Management History database, without being afraid of losing any data.
The Change History log can be accessed from the Active Roles console, allowing you to quickly examine what changes were made to a given user or group, as well as when it was done and by whom. For example, if someone reset a user’s password via Active Roles, you might use change history to see when and by whom the password was reset.
To examine changes made to a given object, such as a user or group object, right-click it in the Active Roles console and click Change History. By default, the Change History window only displays basic options. You can display more choices by clicking the plus sign (+) in the top-left corner, next to the first column heading.
In the Change History window, you can find the following information:
The Change History window also includes the following areas:
The Workflow activities and policy actions area displays a report of the policy actions and workflow activity actions. The report organizes the action results into sections, each containing report items specific to a single policy or activity. You can expand the area by clicking its title. To expand a section, click the title of the section. For certain items, the report provides the option to further expand the view and display additional information. The List option displays a list of items, such as user or group properties, affected by the policy or activity. By clicking the Details option, you can examine the policy or activity action result in more detail.
The following topics list the possible sections and report items in the Workflow activities and policy actions area. Each section in the report describes results of the action performed by a certain workflow activity or policy. The report items within the section inform about success or failure of the policy or activity action. In the event of a failure, the report item includes an error description.
Not all the listed sections and items must necessarily be present in a report. An actual report only includes the sections corresponding to the workflow activities and policies that Active Roles performed when processing the operation request.
The following topics elaborate on the report sections and report items you encounter in the Workflow activities and policy actions area:
In a Change History report, the report sections specific to workflow activities list all activities that Active Roles executed when processing a given operation request. For each activity, from the respective report section you can determine whether the activity was completed successfully or returned an error. In case of error, the report section provides an error description. For activities requesting changes to directory data (for example, activities that create new objects or modify existing objects), you can examine the requested changes in detail by clicking the Operation ID number in the report section.
This topic lists the contents of the activity report sections you may encounter in a Change History report. Each report section has a header that identifies the name of the activity; the target object of the activity (the object, such as a user, group or computer that the activity is applied to or acts upon); the time that the activity was executed; and the name of the workflow containing that activity. If the activity encountered an error, then the text in the header of the activity report section is red. You can expand the report section by clicking the header to view the body of the report section. The contents of the body varies depending on the type of the activity. In case of an error condition, the body displays an error description.
The remainder of this topic covers the contents of the report section body for each activity type in situations where no errors have occurred.
The report section specific to an approval activity provides information about the approval task created by that activity, and varies depending on the state of the approval task. Normally, the activity does not create an approval task if the operation that is subject to approval was requested by an Active Roles administrator or an approver. In this case, the section body displays a message indicating that the activity is bypassed. Otherwise, the contents of the report section body is as follows.
Task status: Pending
The following information is displayed if the task is waiting for approver action.
Task status: Completed
The following information is displayed if the approver allowed the requested operation.
Task status: Rejected
The following information is displayed if the approver denied the requested operation.
Task status: Canceled
The following information is displayed if the approval task is canceled.
Task status: Any
The following information is always displayed in addition to the approval task details.