DCLocator Health Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.AD.EssentialService.DCLocator.ServiceCheck
  • Description:  Monitors the health of DCLocator
  • Target:  NetLogon for Windows 2008
  • Enabled:  On Essential Monitoring

Operational States

Name State Description
DCLocator test succeeded Success Monitors the health of DCLocator
DCLocator test failed Error Monitors the health of DCLocator

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
IntervalSeconds 60  
TimeoutSeconds 300  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
DCLocator test failed (Error) DCLocator test failed to locate a domain controller. High Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

Monitors that the server is able to successfully use DCLocator to find a suitable domain controller in the domain.

If DCLocator fails, the server will not be able to communicate with the domain.

Causes
This unit monitor does not contain any causes.
Resolutions

From an elevated command prompt, run "nltest /dsgetdc:" to ensure DCLocator is functioning correctly.

Check the Application and System event logs to ensure that there are no systemic problems with the server.

External References
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See Also for Active Directory (AD) Monitoring Management Pack


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