Each of us is working on a different approach to
check Active Directory.
There are also other solutios out there that
check and monitor Active Directory for a
green state. Those are either blackbox solutions (like purchased software - think SCOM) or self-crafted (like nagios/zabbix monitoring and Grafana dashboards).
This also includes PowerShell modules (like mine pChecksAD) that do the same. Each in a different way. The problem we saw is that each environment is different and each of those solution monitor a set of features. If I see a great
check in someones solution - I want to add it to my module as well
There are also Microsoft Docs with very detailed description of all services and dependancies for AD and DCs as well.
And so I’ve decided to create a repository with simple lists in different topics with
RAW checks - independent of final solution one could use.
Currently there are 3 areas - Configuration, Operational and Security with checks split into General (overall service) and per Node (per Domain Controller) checks.
Take a look and let me know what else should I add - or better - create a Pull Request with necessary information!